Thursday, May 31, 2012

CHAOSWEAVER: Unleashed New Video "Maelstrom of Black Light"

Finnish cinematic extreme metallers CHAOSWEAVER have posted a new music video for the track "Maelstrom of Black Light." The song appears on the band's sophomore LP "Enter The Realm Of The Doppelgänger" that will be released on June 29th via Napalm Records with the schedule below.

June 27, 2012 - FIN/SWE/ESP
June 29, 2012 - GER/AT/CH/BE/NL/LU
July 2, 2012 - rest of EUROPE
July 10, 2012 - USA/CAN

Here is the new album  artwork

"Enter The Realm Of The Doppelgänger" Tracklisting:

'A Red Dawn Rises'
'Wings Of Chaos'
'Maelstorm Of Black Light'
'The Great Cosmic Serpent '
'A Requiem For A Lost Universe'
'Crystal Blue'
'Ragnarök Sunset'
'Enter The Realm Of The Doppelgänger' (Bonus Track)
'Satan Klaus ja Tuomion Tontut' (Blood-Red Doom and Death Remix 2011) (Bonus Track)

The video for 'Maelstrom Of Black Light' can be seen below:

Deathevokation: "Culpa et Inferna" New Video Released

Deathevokation from Old School Death Metal Champions REVEL IN FLESH has been released worldwide in March 23rd , through FDA Rekotz. The album is available on CD and as a digital download on Amazon, I-Tunes, Spotify and others.  Featuring members and former members of IMMORTAL  RITES (R.I.P), DAWN OF DREAMS and APOPHIS, Germany's REVEL IN FLESH  formed in 2011 to pay tribute to the impure way of classic 90s European  style old school Death Metal!

The album was mastered Dan Swanö who had this to say about Deathevokation: "An excellent offering to the Gods of SweDeath, complete with one of the most accurate re-creations of the crushing guitar tones of the early Sunlight era."

Deathevokation is about pure passion for the style and features 10 tracks defined by an addiction to the way Death Metal was meant to be: ferocious and filthy! Recommended without hesitation for all fans of Nihilist, Entrails, early Entombed, and Dismember!

 A video clip for the track "Culpa et Inferna" can be viewed below.

REVEL IN FLESH was formed to pay tribute to the impure way of classical 90's European old school Death Metal! The line-up consists of former IMMORTAL RITES (R.I.P), DAWN OF DREAMS and APOPHIS members.

The band's debut album Deathevokation was recorded during several sessions in the autumn and winter of 2011 at VAULT M. Studio. The songs themselves were written in a period between 2007 and 2011. Deathevokation is about pure passion for this particular style and features ten tracks addicted to the way Death Metal was meant to be. 

Deathevokation was mastered DAN SWANÖ at UNISOUND Studios (Sweden) in January 2012. Cover artwork comes courtesy of Spanish underground artist Juanjo Castellano (VOMITORY,BLASHPERIAN, SATHANS).

Culpa et Inferna
Wings of Death
Iron Coffin
Slavish Obedience
Opus Putrescence
Black Paled Elegy
Crowned in Darkness
Subconcious Error

RISING: Irish Tour And European Festival Run Kicks Off Next Week LP Streaming In Its Entirety

Danish sludge metallers RISING are preparing for a tour across Ireland and Northern Ireland, on their way to tackle festivals in Denmark and Sweden later this month.

Set to embark on June 6th, RISING will storm four Irish cities before their performances at Copenhell Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark with the likes of Slayer, Mastodon, Anthrax, Immortal, Meshuggah and tons more, followed immediately by Hultsfred Festival in Hultsfred, Sweden with an eclectic lineup including The Cure, The Stone Roses, The XX, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators and countless others.

The crushing trio will present material from their acclaimed To Solemn Ash LP, released via Exile on Mainstream in Europe in late 2011 and on North American soil in January of this year. Recorded with producer Jakob Reichert Nielsen (Lack, Trust, Obstacles, etc.), the ten-track beast To Solemn Ash is fueled by a rigorous energy, replete with monstrous, hook-laden riffs, savage vocals and organic analog tones. RISING present their infectious sounds with an urgency and originality that warrants repeated listens and most definitely needs to be witnessed live!

Stream To Solemn Ash in its entirety now via the Exile On Mainstream website.

RISING Tour Dates:
6/06/2012 TBA - Belfast, Northern Ireland
6/07/2012 Kelly's Bar - Galway, Ireland
6/08/2012 Fred Zeppelins - Cork, Ireland
6/09/2012 The Pint - Dublin, Ireland
6/15/2012 Copenhell Festival - Copenhagen, Denmark [info]
6/16/2012 Hultsfred Festival - Hultsfred, Sweden [info]

WINO: Track From Townes Van Zandt Tribute Released

As previously announced, this June Neurot Recordings will issue a special three-way split CD in tribute to late American folk music hero Townes Van Zandt in North America, the homage bearing contributions from SCOTT KELLY (Neurosis, Shrinebuilder, Tribes of Neurot, etc.), STEVE VON TILL (Neurosis, Tribes of Neurot, Harvestman, etc.) and SCOTT "WINO" WEINRICH (Saint Vitus, The Obsessed, The Hidden Hand, Shrinebuilder, etc.).

As part of their weekly "Wino Wednesday" installment series, today The Obelisk is hosting an exclusive stream of one of Weinrich's offerings from the Van Zandt homage, in the form of the record's seventh song, "Nothing," RIGHT HERE.

Also still available is Scott Kelly's rendition of "St. John The Gambler" downloadable HERE.

After having performed material by Van Zandt solo and through various collaborations on stage over recent years, on solo releases and more, the aptly entitled Songs of Townes Van Zandt brings several songs each from STEVE VON TILL, SCOTT KELLY and WINO together in praise of his deep musical influence on them all. Through a personal contact of the artists, newly-formed label My Proud Mountain was founded specially in order to release this tribute, with Neurot Recordings handling the North American release of the album on June 12th.

SIX FEET UNDER: First Week Chart Numbers Revealed! 18 Nights Of Blood Tour To Commence Next Week

Undead, the latest installment of audio brutality from death metal deviants SIX FEET UNDER, entered the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #5 upon its first week of release! In addition, Undead landed at at #30 on the Billboard Top Independent Album Chart, #22 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums Chart, #14 Billboard Top Current Albums Chart and #183 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

In Canada, the record ranked in at #34 on the Hard Music Chart, #199 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart, #167 on the iTunes Top 200 Chart, #35 on the iTunes Rock Chart and #3 on the iTunes Metal Chart. Undead reaped additional praise in Germany entering the German Media Market/Saturn Album Charts at #56 and the German Media Control Trend Charts at #40.
Comments vocalist/death metal maverick Chris Barnes: Thank you to all of our fans for embracing our new album Undead with such ravenous fervor! And to all at Metal Blade Records for their belief in the band all these years and all the hard work of everyone at the label! This marks the first time in SIX FEET UNDER’s career, as well as my own, that we have reached Billboard’s Top 200. It is proof positive that underground music and death metal is not dead and is still a force to be dealt with. A very special thanks to the decades of hate that spawned the focus that went into this album. Cheers! It's 4:20, motherfucker!”
Crowned “the best thing SFU have recorded since Maximum Violence,” by Decibel, “an album on which this new level of musicianship adds value without tarnishing SIX FEET UNDER’s legacy of brutality,” by Outburn and simply a “kickass SIX FEET UNDER record,” by Revolver,  Undead was unleashed to North American ears via Metal Blade on May 22 and offers an updated lineup of Barnes alongside guitarist Rob Arnold (ex- Chimaira), longtime guitarist Steve Swanson (ex-Massacre), bassist Jeff Hughell (ex-Brain Drill, ex-Vile), and drummer Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Chimaira).

In conjunction with the record’s release, SIX FEET UNDER will embark on a near three-week run of live ceremonies next week. The 18 Nights Of Blood Tour will begin in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8. The band will be joined by newly recruited rhythm guitarist Ola Englund who takes the place of Rob Arnold. Support will be provided by Dying Fetus and Revocation.

SIX FEET UNDER 18 Nights Of Blood Tour 2012
w/ Dying Fetus, Revocatio
6/08/2012 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
6/09/2012 Empire – Springfield, VA
6/10/2012 Palladium – Worcester, MA
6/11/2012 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
6/12/2012 Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH
6/13/2012 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
6/14/2012 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
6/15/2012 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
6/16/2012 People’s Court – Des Moines, IA*
6/18/2012 The Gothic Theater – Denver, CO*
6/20/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
6/21/2012 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
6/23/2012 The Metro – Oakland, CA
6/24/2012 The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA
6/25/2012 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ
6/26/2012 House Of Rock – El Paso, TX
6/27/2012 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
6/29/2012 Crowbar – Tampa, FL* [new venue]
* – No Dying Fetus

Be'lakor Streams "Abeyance"

Melbourne, Victoria, Melodic Death Metallers Be'lakor have posted a new song "Abeyance" for stream which can be heard below. The track comes off from the upcoming Full-length named "Of Breath and Bone" that will be released June 4th, 2012 through Rockstar Records.

Pre-orders for "Of Breath and Bone" is available from May, 8 2012 at and and the release date will be June 4th, 2012. "Of Breath and Bone" precedes  the acclaimed Full-length 2009`s "Stone's Reach". The album was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren and recorded at Pennydrop Audio.

"Of Breath and Bone" Track Listing
1. Abeyance  
2. Remnants  
3. Fraught  
4. Absit Omen  
5. To Stir the Sea  
6. In Parting  
7. The Dream and the Waking  
8. By Moon and Star

In June the band will be on tour and dates so far, are the following:

Tour Details:
Saturday, JUNE [email protected] The Esplanade Hotel Gershwin Room,
with guests Okera, Arbrynth & Dark Earth

Friday, JUNE [email protected] The Basement,
with guests Mytile Vey Lorth, Okera, Futility

Saturday, JUNE [email protected] The Bald Faced Stag (The Wall),
with guests Darker Half, Okera & Sanctium

Brisbane Date TBA

Facebook event page for the tour.

As always, you can keep up to date with the latest music, news and shows at band`s Facebook page.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

IRON MASK Unleashed New Video "God Punishes, I Kill"

Belgian neo-classical power metallers IRON MASK have posted a new video for "God Punishes, I Kill" which can be seen below.  The song comes off the band's newest album, "Black As Death", that was made available in the U.S. on February 14 and  its European release in December.

"Black As Death" track listing:

01. From Light Into The Dark
02. Black As Death
03. Broken Hero
04. Feel The Fire
05. Genghis Khan
06. God Punishes, I Kill
07. Rebel Kid
08. Blizzard Of Doom
09. The Absence
10. Magic Sky Requiem
11. Nosferatu
12. When All Braves Fall 

What started as a side project for Magic Kingdom guitar master Dushan Petrossi a decade ago, has taken on a life of its own, IRON MASK eventually becoming the more popular of the two outfits.

Following the release of 2009's Shadow of the Red Baron, the blistering Black As Death is IRON MASK's fourth LP in a decade. Boasting over an hour of the band's renowned talent through a diverse array of lightning-fast metal, glorious ballads, dizzying neo-classical arrangements and straightforward hard rock thunder. Dushan Petrossi and his band merge exceptional musical prowess with epic accessibility, making Black As Death a must-hear for fans of Firewind, Dio, Iron Maiden, Yngwie Malmsteen and Rainbow.

IRON MASK lineup:
vocals - Mark Boals (Holy Force, The Codex, ex-Royal Hunt, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, etc.)
vocals - Roma Siadletski (Magic Kingdom)
guitars - Dushan Petrossi (Magic Kingdom)
bass - Vassili Moltchanov (Magic Kingdom)
drums - Ramy Ali (Evidence One, Justice)
keyboards - Mats Olausson (ex-Ark, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, etc.)

Corpse Garden: Winners of the Metal-Battle Central America

Costa Rica won this time with Corpse Garden, and advance to the International Battle at Wacken Open Air in Germany. After 9 Preliminary rounds, plus a final, 62 bands in 6 countries celebrated the second "W:O:A Metal Battle " in Central America. The Final took place in San Jose, Costa Rica into the third version of the metal festival "Bone Breaker" and the jury based on metal experts from Central America, the death metal band was designed to be the representation to the finals in Germany.

Corpse Garden has already released a full length album called 'Burnt by the Light'. A video for the song + a following interview (in Spanish) can be seen below.

Corpse Garden is a Death Metal band from Costa Rica. Formed in 2008 from a dissolution of a Gore/Grind band they recorded their first demo on 2009. In 2011, the hit the studio to record their full-lenght album 'Burnt by the Light' in Bushido Audio Productions and also the album was mastered by Jens Bogren from Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Bloodbath, Symphony X, among others). They release their debut album on January 20,2012 and won the Central American Wacken Metal Battle 2012.

All further news about Metal-Battle Central America can be found here


Disaffected: "The Rebirth Of..." New Video Released

Disaffected have posted a new video for the track "The Rebirth Of...". The song comes off to the newest full-length "Rebirth" released May 25th, 2012 through Massacre Records. The video shoot took place on February 26 in Lisbon, Portugal, and was directed by Mafalda Norte and Frederico Weinholtz.

"Rebirth" was recorded in 2010 December  at The Pentagon (Lisbon) and produced by Fernando Matias. The album cover art was created by the german graphic artist Marc Niederhagemann (ArtWars Mediadesign).

As noticed here recently, the band joined Massacre Records, "Rebirth" will be the first job to be released through this label.


Release date:May 25th, 2012

Label:Massacre Records

1. Mankwala (Intro) 01:47  

2. C.ult O.f M.y A.shes 09:47  

3. Getting Into The Labyrinth 08:18  

4. Dreaming III (A Nightmare) 09:04  

5. Evilution Within 07:03  

6. Miracle Dance 02:07  instrumental

7. Our Will 05:37  

8. Hypnotic Prophecy 08:01  

9. The Rebirth Of... 06:10  

10. 1460 Steps To Divine 04:55  

11. Arrival (Outro) 03:45  


Sérgio Paulo - Guitars, Flute & French horn
António Gião - Bass guitar
Octávio Custódio - Drums
Rodrigo Domingues - Keyboards
José Costa - Vocals

PHOBIA Streams Whole Album

Legendary grindcore merchants PHOBIA today bring their sonic violence to the masses via AOL Spinner. Check out forthcoming new full-length, Remnants of Filth, in its entirety at THIS LOCATION.

Set for public release through Willowtip Records on June 5, Remnants of Filth easily stands as one of the most enraged releases in the band's iconic discography. With 22 notorious years of charged auditory mayhem under their belts, Remnants Of Filth surges with eighteen socio-political grind hymns in about as many minutes. Produced and mixed by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed) at Visceral Sound Studios in Bethesda, Maryland and engineered by Mike Harrison at Winter Skies Productions in San Antonio, Texas, MetalSucks commended the band noting:  “PHOBIA have grindcore down, playing on the element of chaos that exists between punk and metal and volleying with ease between the two, sounding equally comfortable churning chords over d-beats and acting like machines of war over blasts.” Adds Thrashhead earnestly: “PHOBIA isn't reinventing the wheel; frankly, they don't need to. What you get here is grindcore, plain and simple.”

PHOBIA will be spreading their hostility throughout North America this year. The takeover will begin this Thursday at the annual Chaos In Tejas Fest kickoff in Austin with Nasum, Whitehorse, mass Grave and more! From there the band will head to Tampa, Florida for this year’s edition of the Scion Rock Fest alongside Sick Of It all, All Pigs Must Die, Repulsion, Terror and so many more. In conjunction with the release of Remnants Of Filth, PHOBIA will join forces with power violence insurgents Strong Intention for the The East Coast Filth Tour 2012 set to commence June 3 in Detroit and decimate 9 cities. Check tour dates below.

5/31/2012 Red 7 – Austin, Texas (Chaos In Tejas Fest)
6/02/2012 Scion Rock Fest @ Crowbar – Tampa, FL 

PHOBIA – East Coast Filth Tour 20
w/ Strong Intentio
PHOBIA – East Coast Filth Tour 2012
w/ Strong Intention
6/03/2012 Halfway House - Detroit, MI
6/04/2012 Now that’s class - Cleveland, OH
6/05/2012 Strange matter - Richmond, VA
6/06/2012 Millcreek - Philadelphia, PA
6/07/2012 El N Gee - New London, CT
6/08/2012 Sonar - Baltimore, MD
6/09/2012 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
6/10/2012 Radio - Somerville, MA
6/11/2012 Boagie’s - Albany, NY

FEAR FACTORY Streams two tracks

American Industrial Metallers "Fear Factory" have posted two tracks for stream "Recharger" and "New Messiah" that can be heard below. Both have come from the new FEAR FACTORY album "The Industrialist" which will be released on June 1st in Europe! The Industrialist is the second album written by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares since reuniting in 2009 after a seven-year split.

The Industrialist Track Listing:
1. The Industrialist
2. Recharger
3. New Messiah
4. God Eater
5. Depraved Mind Murder
6. Virus of Faith
7. Difference Engine
8. Dissemble
9. Religion is Flawed Because Man is Flawed
10. Human Augmentation
11. Blush Response (Difference Engine) *
12. Landfill *
* (available on deluxe digi-book only)


ABSU Forced To Cancel Chaos In Tejas Performance

Proscriptor Goes Under The Blade Just Hours After MDF Set

Mythological occult metal artisans ABSU regretfully announce the cancellation of their set at this weekend's Chaos In Tejas festivities, where they were confirmed to headline the show at Red 7 this Saturday with support from Terrorism, Loss, Morbosidad, Ares Kingdom and Black Witchery.

Immediately following their bludgeoning performance at the opening night of this year's sweltering installment of Maryland Deathfest this past Thursday night, ABSU drummer/vocalist Proscriptor had to rush back to Texas due to a knee infection. Following two instantaneous surgeries, Proscriptor will be in good health and back to 110% efficiency by the mid portion of June, but not in time to perform as scheduled on Saturday night.

This cancellation is disheartening to the band for the moment, as they were fully planning on leveling all in earshot at the performance this weekend; however, this procedure will now ensure that the band will be fully operational for the previously mentioned forthcoming ABSU live assaults throughout North and South America, which are being confirmed now to be announced in the weeks just ahead. Stay tuned to be inundated with new information on said events.

SEXCREMENT's Sloppy Seconds Out Now Via Comatose Music

Sloppy Seconds. the newest platter of perversion from Massachusetts' miscreants of monolithic death groove Sexcrement is out now via Comatose Music.  Mixed by Eliot Bayless (Revocation) and mastered at New Alliance East (Converge, Trap Them), this album serves up a full frontal assault of brutally colossal, yet rockin' heaviness, marinted in all things perverse & taboo.  With their sophomore release, these depraved bottom feeders (vocalist Adam Mason, bassist Blue Spinazola, drummer Devon Hunt and guitarist Evan Duplessis) have crafted their finest display of disgusting devastation to date. The album is available for purchase at this location.

To add to the excitement, the band alongside underground filmmaker Victor Bonacore/Chainsaw Kiss Productions has recently debuted the video for the first single, 'Trucker Bombed.'  Starring legendary horror scream queen Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead, Silent Night Deadly Night) the video is a urine soaked journey into the darker side of addiction complete with Ms. Quigley's signature mix of camp and downright fright to seal the deal.  Make sure to watch for cameos from members of Origin, Revocation & more.

These extreme metal debutantes are primed and ready to take advantage of you in 2012 and beyond.  Make sure to check them out on their 'West Coast Penetration' tour this June, and look for their new (Trojan) magnum opus cumming soon!


Fri June 15 - Cheyenne Saloon - Las Vegas, NV (LV Deathfest)
Sat June 16 - Cheyenne Saloon - Las Vegas, NV (LV Deathfest)
Sun June 17 - TBA - Reno, NV
Mon June 18 - On the Y - Sacramento, CA
Tue June 19 - TBA - Oakland, CA
Wed June 20 - The Workshop - Ceres, CA
Thu June 21 - Suzy's - Hermonsa Beach, CA
Fri June 22 - Shakedown Bar - San Diego, CA
Sat June 23 - TBA - Phoenix, AZ

IHSAHN: New Track Available For Listen

Today hosts the exclusive premiere of IHSAHN’s “Introspection,” the third track off the legendary vocalist/guitarist’s forthcoming new full-length, Eremita. Set for release on June 19 via Candlelight  Records, the nine-track opus was recorded and produced at Telemark’s Ivory Shoulder Studios, with additional tracking completed at Notodden’s Juke Joint Studio and Seattle’s Envisage Audio and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth) at Fascination Street Studios in Orebo, Sweden. Alongside IHSAHN, the album features performances from drummer Tobias Ornes Andersen (Leprous), saxophonist Jorgen Munkeby (Shining - Norway), guitarist Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore), and vocalists Devin Townsend, Einar Solberg (Leprous), and Heidi S. Tveitan (Star of Ash). Exhibiting IHSAHN’s highly-trained guitar and keyboard skills, Eremita (latin for hermit) is a journey that is sure to find an expanded audience for the revered 36-year-old. 

Feast your ears on “Introspection” at THIS LOCATION.
IHSAHN’s prodigious and prolific talents have been at the forefront of heavy music for the past two decades. He began his career at age thirteen as a member of what would become fledgling black metal crew Emperor. As a band, Emperor would both define and refine metal, pushing the boundaries of what was considered possible within the most arcane of art forms and taking some of the most adventurous and extreme music of all time to a huge global audience. With albums like seminal In The Nightside Eclipse (recorded when IHSAHN was only seventeen), and Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk, Emperor obliterated all-comers and became one of the most revered metal bands in history. After the release of their final masterpiece, Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire & Demise in 2001, IHSAHN announced that the band were to part ways to enable himself and his colleagues to pursue new creative avenues.


DESECRATED SPHERE "Century of Tyranny" music video release

Brazilian death metal band DESECRATED SPHERE have released their second official music video for "Century of Tyranny", the track comes off their debut album "The Unmasking Reality" released via Digmetalworld Records in 2011. The video was produced by Mirtão Podruções, edited jointly by Xande, and Renato and Rubens from Desecrated. The images were captured by friends, fans and roadies from Sept. 2011 to Feb. 2012, during the band's gigs and travels.

Watch the video below:

The track list of "The Unmasking Reality" is the following:

1. Unnatural Transformation

2. Ruin
3. Gospel Is Dead
4. Century Of Tyranny
5. Presage Of Apocalypse
6. Inquisitio Haereticae Pravitatis Sanctum Officium
7. No Paradise Awaits
8. Defraudation
9. Hell Is Here
10. Biological Butchery 04:41

For more information about the upcoming European tour on its Facebook page. Listen to "The Unmasking Reallity" entirely on the following location.