Saturday, June 30, 2012

USURPRESS: Cult Death Metal Legion's Debut LP Out This Summer Via Selfmadegod

Selfmadegod Records proudly releases the debut LP from Swedish death metal horde USURPRESS this Summer!

Following their In Permanent Twilight MCD released via Selfmadegod this Spring -- in addition to recently released split EPs with Pyramido (Plague Island) and Bombs of Hades (Doomentia) -- the first full-length from USURPRESS is ready for disbursement, available from Selfmadegod this July! Entitled Trenches Of The Netherworld, the album contains eleven soul-reaping circle-pit anthems utilizing the band's seemingly patented blend of death metal and d-beat/crust punk influences. The album's cover art was crafted by by Rafal Kruszyk (Interment, Hooded Menace, Deceased, Paganizer, etc.).

Uppsala-based USURPRESS features the steamrolling flair of four members of the Swedish punk/metal underworld including vocalist Stefan “Steffe” Pettersson (Diskonto, Uncurbed), bassist Daniel Ekeroth (ex-Tyrant, ex-Dellamorte, author of Swedish Death Metal book), drummer Calle Andersson and guitarist Påhl (ex-Blotseraph, ex-Shuriken).

Trenches Of The Netherworld Track Listing:
1. Black Death on White Wings
2. Effigies Burns Across the Wastelands
3. Coronation of the Crippled King
4. The Wooden Sceptre
5. The Colours Of Darkness
6. Trenches of the Netherworld
7. The God Eaters
8. In the Beginning (Ended Yesterday)
9. Dethroned By Shadows
10. I Stand Above Time
11. Seduction Through Bloodshed


SOPHICIDE: German Tech Death Metallers announced Willowtip Debut

German technical death metal sorcerers, SOPHICIDE, announced the release of their debut, Perdition Of The Sublime. Set for North American release on August 14, 2012 via Willowtip Records, the 11-track long player was recorded, mixed and mastered by founder Adam Laszlo at his home studio and features the striking cover design by artist Steve Voigt.
Formed as a one-man-project in 2009 by Laszlo, then 19, SOPHICIDE  fuses elaborate melodies with battering technical brutality into a sound that’s as malicious as it is memorable. Meaning "murder of wisdom," SOPHICIDE describes the state of modern society and serves as the central theme of Perdition Of The Sublime. Notes Laszlo: “It's another word for anti-intellectualism. People are stupid, ignorant and seem to be proud of it. This is a disturbing trend.”
“I'm really keen to release this album,” he continues of the release. “I've put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into it and I hope people can connect to it as I do. Basically the overall theme coincides with the meaning of ‘sophicide.’ Intellect and enlightenment seem to be displaced by religion and casting shows. There’s this overall apathy, people don't seem to give a shit about anything as long as they get their cheap meat and TV shows. This is what POTS is basically about, although the focus is on religion, after all it's the elephant in the room.”

Check out the artwork and first track “The Art Of Atrocity” at THIS LOCATION or below.

Perdition Of The Sublime Track Listing:
01. The Art Of Atrocity
02. Within Darkness
03. Perdition Of The Sublime
04. Of Lust And Vengeance
05. Execration
06. Blood For Honour
07. Freedom Of Mind
08. Folie Á Deux
09. Lafayette's Deception
10. Dawn Of A New Age
11. The Essence Of Warfare

Friday, June 29, 2012

THE 69 EYES: 10th studio album "X" released in September 2012

Helsinki vampire rockers, THE 69 EYES, are currently finishing to their new, 10th studio album. "We've never really celebrated anything, not that we've been playing 20 years or so (vampires don't count decades). Thus this time we thought to celebrate a bit: the new album is entitled as tenth in Roman numbers, it'll be called "X"", says lead vampire, Jyrki69.

The first single release from album is called "Red" and it's released in August, "X" comes out late in September via Nuclear Blast Records.

The album was recorded in Stockholm, produced by "On The Verge" production team.

The mixing is done by Stefan Boman (THE HELLACOPTERS, BULLET). "The sound is the most melodic, yet melancholic, we've ever had. Listening to the pre-mixes have been giving goose bumps to everyone here. This is the best 69 EYES album ever done!" the singer states.

In related news, at the same time the band will also launch their own vampire style red wine, simply called as "Red" which will mainly be distributed in Sweden and Finland.

While waiting for the album, the Helsinki vampire enthusiastic can go to listen to singer Jyrki's DJ skills as he hosts his Goth'n'Roll club nights in Barcelona's UNDEAD club in July 7th and FANGTASIA II event in New Orleans, USA in July 21st.

BELPHEGOR posted footage from the last rehearsal

Supreme Death/ Black Metal commando BELPHEGOR have  posted a footage from the last rehearsal in June.

The video was filmed few days before the band entered the Mana Studios in Florida and recorded bass guitars and drums with Erik Rutan as producer.

This rehearsal trailer offers a first impression of the sickness yet to be unleashed. Check it out below.

The album release date is pushed back to March 2013 via Nuclear Blast records, worldwide!

BORGNE streams "Suffer As I Paid My Grave" has posted a stream of BORGNE's "Suffer As I Paid My Grave." The song, taken from the Swiss atmospheric/industrial black metallers newest release Royaume des Ombres, is available for online consumption at this location

 Royaume des Ombres, which was released worldwide on June 12th via Sepulchral Productions,  sees BORGNE return with a vengeance with what is undoubtedly its most accomplished work to date. Moving forward in the darker and more complex direction hinted on Entraves de l'Âme, while still retaining the mechanical hatred and blistering speed fans of the band have come to expect, BORGNE will pummel listeners with nearly 60 minutes of brutal, creepy and suffocating songs, while adding an epic twist. The album can be purchased at

Royaume des Ombres Cover Art:

MUSE: official song for the Olympic Games in London

Wednesday, June 27 by BBC Radio 1 Muse released their new song taken to the upcoming album "The 2nd Law" released scheduled for The track that can be heard in the player below, is called "Survival" and will be the official song of the Olympics Games in London.

The Britain band added: "We are honored that our music has been chosen to represent the Olympic Games around the world."

Check out below the official video.

DESERTED FEAR has signed by FDA-REKOTZ; posted promo clip "The Battalion of Insanities"

German Death Metallers "Deserted Fear" has signed by FDA-REKOTZ and posted a promo video for the track "The Battalion of Insanities" taken from the album "MY EMPIRE" with release date to September 28th. 2012 (CD & Digital Download) via FDA-REKOTZ. The album will be mixed & mastered by: Dan Swanö and the artwork will be the responsibility of: Thomas-Necromaniac Mag.

"MY EMPIRE" Tracklist:
01. Intro
02. The Battalion Of Insanities
03. Pestilential
04. Nocturnal Frags
05. Morbid Infection
06. The Black Incantation
07. Scene of Crime
08. Field of Death
09. My Empire
10. Bury Your Dead

Theory of a Deadman: New Video Released "Hurricane"

Theory of a Deadman has posted a new video clip for the song "Hurricane". The track co written by Kara DioGuardi comes off of the newest album The Truth Is..., the fourth studio album of Theory of a Deadman, released on July 12, 2011. The first single is "Lowlife", which was released to radio stations on May 17, 2011. It went to #1 on the US rock charts. It was co written by Christine Danielle Connolly.

1.     "Lowlife"       Christine Connolly, Theory of a Deadman 3:25
2.     "Bitch Came Back"       Kara DioGuardi, Theory of a Deadman 3:39
3.     "Hurricane"       Kara DioGuardi, Theory of a Deadman 4:17
4.     "Out of My Head"       Brett James, Connolly 3:57
5.     "Gentleman"       Kara DioGuardi, Theory of a Deadman 3:28
6.     "Love is Hell"       Dana Calitri, Nina Ossoff, Kathy Sommer, Theory of a Deadman 3:31
7.     "The Truth Is... (I Lied About Everything)"       Christine Connolly, Theory of a Deadman 3:27
8.     "Head Above Water"       Scott Stevens, Theory of a Deadman 3:32
9.     "Drag Me to Hell"       Theory of a Deadman 3:54
10.     "What Was I Thinking"       Theory of a Deadman, Christine Connolly 3:50
11.     "Easy to Love You"       Theory of a Deadman 4:19
12.     "We Were Men"       Theory of a Deadman 4:46

WITCHCRAFT: New album will be called "Legend" details revealed!

Swedish doom icons WITCHCRAFT have revealed some details on the bands upcoming album.
Earlier this year announced as a working title, “Legend” has now been officially confirmed as the title of WITCHCRAFTs debut for their new label, Nuclear Blast. “Legend” is set to be unleashed September 21, 2012 and marks the bands first album after a 5 year hiatus.
Commented mainman Magnus Pelander: “At last the fourth album is done. It's with relief and euphoria we say this!”
The cover art for “Legend” is going to be revealed soon.


Philadelphia`s up and coming power metal band POWER THEORY have just released their second album “AN AXE TO GRIND” on the german record label “Pure Steel Records”. The album consisting of nine songs and mastered by Rocco Stellmacher. The coverartwork was done by the well-known artist Eliran Kantor who already did covers for Testament, Atheist, Sodom, Gwar, etc.……

The record is now available for purchase through Pure Steel Records official website,  and it also will be distributed through H’ART Musik-Vertrieb GmbH.

Also Power Theory will live-present their new album at Datis Alaee`s Warriors of Metal Fest on 28./29. June 2012.

To keep up to date with this explosive band and their schedule please check out their website

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Riul Doamnei releases new video "Greenglow Which Filters Through"

Italian symphonic black metallers Riul Doamnei has released a new video clip for the song "Greenglow Which Filters Through." The track comes off the band's newest album "Fatima," released October 2011 via Axiis Music. The video clip can be seen below.

01. 13th October 1917 Miracle and Apocalypse
02. Bestiary of Christ
03. Sodoma Convent
04. Portrait of a Collective Hallucinosis
05. Stigmatized Under Marian Grace
06. Of Misery and the Final Hope
07. Greenglow Which Filters Through - Near Abduction Experience
08. Altered States of Perception
09. The Fourth Secret
10. Propagande
11. Transuding Statue Phenomena
12. The Fourth Daughter

Orange Goblin: "Acid Trial" New Video Released

UK's Orange Goblin have posted a new video clip for "Acid Trial" that can be seen below.  The track comes from their recently released A Eulogy For The Damned. The video was filmed in deepest Suffolk at an abandoned air base and was directed by Tom J Cronin.

In related news, the band states:
"On MONDAY 23rd JULY 2012, Rise Above Records will release the first 2 Orange Goblin albums, 'Frequencies From Planet Ten' and 'Time Travelling Blues', on vinyl for the 1st time ever! Both records come with awesome Gatefold sleeves featuring killer artwork, a choice of coloured vinyl and a bonus 7" and 10" respectively.
FREQUENCIES FROM PLANET TEN - The album will be available on transparent Green, transparent Orange and Clear with Orange Specs 12" vinyl. This comes with a bonus 7" which features the tracks 'Aquatic Fanatic' and 'Sarumans Wish (demo version)'
TIME TRAVELLING BLUES - The album will be available on transparent Orange, transparent Blue and transparent Purple 12" vinyl. This comes with a bonus 10" which features the tracks 'Nuclear Guru (Mans Ruin version)', 'Hand of Doom (Black Sabbath cover)', 'Black Shapes of Doom (Trouble cover)' and 'Blue Snow (recorded live at the BBC, Maida Vale, London)'
Both records are available for pre-order now!

A Eulogy For The Damned Track Listing:
1. Red Tide Rising
2. Stand For Something
3. Acid Trial
4. The Filthy & The Few
5. Save Me From Myself
6. The Fog
7. Return To Mars
8. Death Of Aquarius
9. The Bishops Wolf
10. A Eulogy For The Damned

Municipal Waste releases animated video for "You're Cut Off"

Municipal Waste released a new animated video for their song, "You're Cut Off," present in the band fifth album "Fatal Feast: Waste in Space", which was released on April 10 in North America by Nuclear Blast, and the 13th in Europe. The video was animated by Pierre Mousquet and Jerume Cauwe of IMOV Studios.

Impending Doom: New Video Released "Deceiver"

Christian Southern Californian metallers Impending Doom have posted their new video for "Deceiver." The track comes off the fourth studio album "Baptized in Filth." Released in March 13, 2012 through E1 Music label.

Impending Doom lead singer Brook Reeves states:

"This video is a representation of the filthiness of sin that ultimately leads to hell and that is doesn't matter if someone calls themselves a Christian with their mouth if they are not producing fruit in their lives"

"There are a lot of Christians out there who are fakes and will try and deceive you for power, money, or other lusts of the flesh especially in these last days. So it's up to genuine, real, and courageous Christians to stand up and speak truth and not compromise."

1.     "Murderer"       4:22
2.     "For the Wicked"       3:33
3.     "Chaos: Reborn"       3:55
4.     "Deceiver"       3:36
5.     "Falling Away"       3:41
6.     "Absolute Horror"       1:56
7.     "Angry Letters to God"       3:11
8.     "Baptized in Filth"       2:28
9.     "My Light Unseen" (featuring Ryan Clark of Demon Hunter)     3:42
10.     "Death. Ascension. Resurrection."

Warped Tour dates:
6/27 Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Amphitheatre
6/28 Scottsdale, AZ - Camelback Park
6/29 Las Cruces, NM - N.M.S.U.Practice Field
6/30 San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
7/1 Houston, TX - Reliant Park
7/3 Dallas , TX - Gexa Energy Pavillion

Headlining dates:
7/5 Little Rock, AR - Downtown Music Hall
7/6 Nashville, TN - Exit / IN
7/7 Columbus, GA - Gallery 13
7/8 Augusta, GA - Sector 7G
7/9 Jacksonville, FL - Rocketown
7/10 Pompano Beach, FL - The Pit
7/11 St Petersburg, FL - State Theater
7/12 Mobile, AL - Alabama Music box
7/13 Broussard, LA - The Station
7/14 Corpus Christi, TX - Zeros
7/15 Lubbock, TX - Texas Republic
7/16 Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad

Scream It Like You Mean It tour:
7/27 San Diego, CA - Soma
7/28 Las Vegas, NV - Fremont East District
7/29 Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro Operahouse
7/31 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
8/1 Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
8/3 Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
8/4 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
8/5 Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot
8/6 Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge
8/7 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
8/8 Buffalo, NY - Infinity
8/9 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
8/10 Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
8/11 Baltimore, MD - Sonar

TESTAMENT Unleashed new song "True American Hate"

Thrash legends TESTAMENT have posted a new song "True American Hate"  via NB SoundCloud player. The new album "DARK ROOTS OF EARTH" will be released on July 27th (EU) and July 31, 2012 (NA) through Nuclear Blast Records.

„Dark Roots of Earth“ Jewel Case CD Track Listing:
01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence

„Dark Roots of Earth“ CD/DVD Track Listing:
01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence
10. Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover)
11. Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover)
12. Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)
13. Throne Of Thornes (extended version)
+ Bonus DVD

„Dark Roots of Earth“ Vinyl Track Listing:
Side A:
01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth
Side B:
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
Side C:
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence
Side D (Bonus):
10 Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover)
11 Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover)
12 Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

MORTIIS: Vinyl Reissue Announced for "Keiser Av En Dimensjon Ukjent"

The exploration of Mortiis' classic "Era1" recordings continues this summer with the re-release of his 1995 album, "Keiser Av En Dimensjon Ukjent," by Italian label Ordo MCM on July 23.

"Keiser Av En Dimensjon Ukjent" delves deeper into Mortiis' passion for creating dark, epic soundscapes, inspired by the unlikely combination of black metal, KISS/WASP, and Tolkien. "I always said those elements got thrown into a hotpot and out came Mortiis," he said.

Though the album's two tracks, "Reisene til grotter og Ødemarker" and "Keiser Av En Dimensjon Ukjent," were recorded entirely using synths, the writing process behind the tracks was a much more organic experience.

"I wasn't using sequencers or any other means of recording parts and ideas as I went along, so everything was by ear and making notes," Mortiis said. "I'd come up with parts I liked, and keeping those in mind I'd come up with other parts that I thought would layer correctly on top. It was all about remembering things. I used a color-coding system when I wrote the music down. It wasn't sheet music or notations of any sort, just me writing down the name of the sound in blue, red, green, or whatever, and also the settings for each sound in brackets, like amount of reverb, release, decay, et cetera. I only really owned one synth, which was a cheap Roland JV30 - real entry level stuff, but it had some good sounds on it."

"Keiser Av En Dimensjon Ukjent" will be distributed in the US by Hells Headbangers ( and 20 Buck Spin ( The release will be available in Europe via the Ordo MCM website.


EYEHATEGOD Announce Europe Is The New Vietnam Tour 2012

EYEHATEGOD, Louisiana’s favorite purveyors of hardcore, blues-based, unrepentant, post-amplificated dirge, will head to Europe this Summer to further spread their audio message of discontent. The caravan of decadence and debauchery begins July 20 at Serengeti Festival 2012 in Stukenbrock, Germany and will pillage its way through 19 cities, leaving in its wake nothing but broken glass and hurt feelings. 

Commented frontman Mike Williams of the latest rampage: “In this wonderful End-Time era of 2012, New Orleans’ only 'Brotherhood of the Pharmaceutical Probation System,' EYEHATEGOD, are once again hitting the rusted railroad tracks and unpaved interstates, hitchhiking their lonesome souls all the way across the seven seas to do even more psychological damage to the music industry, and put full blown reality and life's terrible immorality in all your faces...where it belongs.”

EYEHATEGOD - Europe Is The New Vietnam Tour 2012:
7/20/2012 Serengeti Festival 2012 - Stukenbrock, Germany
7/21/2012 Hammer Open Air Metal Festival 2012 - Turku, Finland
7/22/2012 Hafenklang  - Hamburg, Germany
7/23/2012 Magnet - Berlin, Germany
7/25/2012 Fonobar - Warsaw, Poland
7/26/2012 Viper Room - Wien, Austria
7/27/2012 IBK - Innsbruck, Austria
7/28/2012 Big Barre Club - Cesena, Italy
7/29/2012 Kab Usine - Geneve, Switzerland
7/30/2012 Garage - Saabrücken, Germany
7/31/2012 Bastard - Osnabrück, Germany
8/01/2012 Beta - Copenhagen, Denmark
8/02/2012 Truckstop Alaska - Gothenburg, Sweden
8/04/2012 Tribute - Sandnes, Norway
8/07/2012 Fleece - Bristol, United Kingdom
8/08/2012 Academy 3 - Manchester, United Kingdom
8/09/2012 Garage - London, United Kingdom
8/11/2012 Ieperfest 2012 - Ieper, Belgium
8/12/2012 Gebäude 9 - Cologne, Germany

In related news, EYEHATEGOD is preparing for another U.S. takeover this fall. Details to be confirmed in the coming weeks. In the meantime below check out live footage of new track “Medicine Noose” from  Dark Lord Day 2012 in Munster, Indiana in April. Check out the full set HERE.


Denver Thrashers SILENCER to Release The Great Bear on September 25th

Denver thrashers SILENCER will release The Great Bear on September 25th. The album is the group's third full-length album and their first concept record. The band has this to say about the music of The Great Bear, an approach that took the band back to its heavy metal roots.

Silencer has followed a steady progression of thrash through the years, bordering on the extreme on recent releases. On this album we rewind to more 70's and 80's influences, aiming to bring a bit more rock back into metal without sacrificing any punch; things like big choruses and hooks as opposed to our previous works' all out intensity and such. We were definitely influenced by concept albums such as Rush's 2112 and Queensryche's Operation: Mindcrime (among others) in putting together our story. This album musically is more denim, spikes, spit and vodka than anything we've done.

Conceptually, SILENCER takes a look at the U.S-Soviet space race of the 1950s/1960s and asks some "what if" questions.

Lyrically, we rewind back to space race era Soviet Russia, and we chose to take a fictional turn towards what would have happened if the Russians chose to one-up the American's moon landing by going somewhere further. We tell the story from the Russian perspective, and try to capture the mentality of a union that could mobilize their entire population to achieve a goal, and also from the perspective of a member of this mission. This sort of story almost wrote itself, and its mood lent us to write some more straightforward yet very heavy tracks. It's definitely more thematic than prior releases, but aims to get to the point and tell a large story fairly efficiently.

The Great Bear will be distributed by Vanity Music Group and will be available in stores, iTunes and Amazon MP3. Available physical formats are CD and limited edition 180-gram vinyl. SILENCER will be performing on select warm-up dates and are in the planning stages for tours following the album's release.

The Great Bear Artwork & Track Listing:

01. Sacred War
02. I Am Thunder!
03. 1969
04. Great Bear
05. Insignia
06. Star City pt. I
07. Star City pt. II
08. Orders/Noble Sacrifice
09. The Roar
10. Light
11. The First, The Last

 Formed in 1998, Silencer began their career on the strength of two self-released EPs Kozmos (2000) and Structures (2002). Built on a foundation of thrash, Silencer added increasing amounts of melody, intensity and high concept. Almost immediately these became highly sought after in the metal underground, as the band shipped copies box after box both domestically and overseas to independent distributors, boosted by a slew of strong worldwide 'zine reviews. Many more copies were moved as a result of their heavy gigging schedule which saw them crisscross the western US several times, appearing at a number of signature metal festivals, and anywhere else that would let them plug in.  Silencer's first official release came in the form of Found on the Sun (2003), released by Italy's Steelheart Records and earning the band its first real European distribution. After more domestic touring, the band moved to a five piece and began work on their first full length album entitled Death of Awe (2005), released on Mausoleum Records. The band further pushed their thrash roots to breakneck speeds on this release, signifying the largest step yet in their progression. Another western US run later, the band regrouped to write the follow-up. Equally dense and furious as the prior release, the band focused on a more epic delivery of their now very cutting edge thrash sound. In early 2009 Divisions was released on F-Bomb Records. Metal Hammer's revered Malcolm Dome wrote about Divisions, "Silencer have learnt the cunning art of writing songs with a purpose. There's still life in thrash". Now after another musical evolution and a lineup change that reverts the band back to a familiar four piece, Silencer rewinds the influence clock a few decades back and tackles their first concept record. Musically more direct than previous album, The Great Bear releases worldwide September 2012.

OBSCENE streaming EP "See" free download available

Chilean metal band OBSCENE have release their EP "See" (2012), via Digmetalworld Records for Free Download at this location.

The album "See" was recorded, mixed and mastered, between January and March of 2012 by Francisco Arenas at ZTLabs Studios, Santiago, Chile.

Francisco Arenas comments about the band: "From the very beginning we were looking for the highest level, which end it up as a result in many changes on the line up, but now is finally here, so now… Open your eyes and SEE."

The Tracklist of the album "See" is the following:

1. Unnamed
2. Isolated
3. Blind Citizens
4. Human Epitaph
5. Stupid Manipulator
6. No More Fucking Love Songs

Previously the band released a music video for "The Convolution Day", watch it below:


Francisco Arenas (Guitars/Screamer)
Daniel Callejas (Guitars)
Oscar Arenas (Bass)
Jorge Pinochet (Screamer)
Matías Gonzalez (Drums)

For more information about OBSCENE, visit its official Facebook page.

PRIMATE: Hear The Full Album

With PRIMATE's debut LP Draw Back A Stump approaching official worldwide release next week via Relapse, today the entire ten track audiobeast can be set loose through your computer speakers via BrooklynVegan.

Stream PRIMATE's Draw Back A Stump in its crushing entirety HERE.

Draw Back A Stump will be in North American stores next Tuesday, July 3rd. Preorders are available HERE.

PRIMATE's grind-infused hardcore punk ruckus brings the relentless spirit of the genre's pioneers like Poison Idea, Doom, Bad Brains, Napalm Death and Discharge into the modern age with super slick and thunderous production and a foundation-leveling sonic beating. Formed by vocalist Kevin Sharp, bassist/vocalist Dave Whitworth, drummer Shayne Huff and guitarists Bill Kelliher and Mike Brennan, the band disbursed a 1000-run CD pressing of Draw Back A Stump on their own last year. Shortly after, they joined forces with Relapse who are now preparing to officially release the remixed and remastered version of the album worldwide in all formats, featuring three tracks not on the original release.


In a statement issued today, Austrian Black Metallers HELLSAW announced their intention to take an indefinite break from their activities. All scheduled tours and appearances during 20012/13 have been cancelled. Citing “personal reasons” for the decision frontman and founder Aries had this to say: “We may be back, or we may be back as something entirely different, but whatever happens in the future we would just like to thank all the fans who have shown us such phenomenal support and all the people who have worked with us to make HELLSAW what it is today” 

Formed in 2002 by Aries, and then-drummer Svart, HELLSAW’s current lineup includes Aries on vocals, Malthus and Isiul on Guitars, Desderoth on Bass and Neuroticon on Drums. With five full-length albums under their belt, HELLSAW are one of the leading Black Metal bands to emerge from Austria in recent years. The band’s use of instantly recognizable melodies which stay firmly in your memory, coupled with a respect and understanding of what it really takes to make a good Black Metal band created a sound that was unmistakably HELLSAW and culminated in the release of their fifth album “Trist” earlier this year on Napalm records. More information about HELLSAW can be found at 

Below you can see the official video of HELLSAW performing the track “The Black Death” from the “Cold” album live at Party.San.

Band Contact: [email protected]
Press & PR: [email protected]com

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

EVIL EMPEROR Streams Whole Album

Gaúchos Brazilian Death Metallers EVIL EMPEROR has posted the whole self-released and self-titled first studio album at official soundcloud page.

The album was produced independently by its members at Estúdio 1.000, with audio mixed and masterized by Fábio Lentino.

Members: Rodrigo Volkweis (vocal), Eduardo Fallavena (guitar), Rikardo Schroeder (guitar), Lamazuus (bass) and André Rodrigues (drums).

Listen to the album here.
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