The second album of Italy's most brutal band HOUR OF PENANCE if finished!! "Pageantry For Martyrs" is the sophomore release of this incredible outfit that already impressed the scene with their debut album "Disturbance" in 2003 which got nothing but excellent reviews everywhere. This new album has a superb production and shows a more intense, brutal and mature band that definitely stablish their name in the scene and will be specially appreciated by fans of bands like HATE ETERNAL, NILE and SUFFOCATION.
"Pageantry For Martyrs" includes the following tracks:
01. Towards Our Storm
02. Shreds Of Martyr
03. End Of Relief
04. Celebrating Collective Terror
05. Far Beyond Humiliation
06. Life In A Pain Amplifier
07. Exiled Innocence
08. Naked Knife Absolution
09. Deranged Parasite
This is what the band has recently declared about this album and some other happenings in their official website:
We're glad to announce that the mixing session of our 2nd full-length CD, entitled "Pageantry For Martyrs", is finished! We worked very hard in these last two months to bring you another DM merciless assault in the vein of what you've heard with our previous "Disturbance", and now we're glad to claim that "Pageantry For Martyrs" will definitively blow your stereo player away! 10 songs of twisted extreme music, more than 40 minutes of total Death Metal insanity, an intense mix of American and European brutality with killing production... you'll love this.
We also want to make official the new that Mike left the band before the beginning of the recording session. This decision was due to Mike's lack of time and interest regarding all H.O.P.'s activities, last but not least the making of this album. Mike was one of the founding members of the band, and sure this was not an easy decision to take. Anyway, we don't forget what Mike gave to H.O.P. in these five years, therefore we want to thank him and wish good luck to him for the future. On the other hand, we were really lucky to find immediately a new excellent vocalist in Alex (also singer of NECROTORTURE). His total commitment and his imaginative interpretation of our new songs are perhaps the main features of this H.O.P.'s new killing release. We'll soon make official also the new bass player's name".
The release date for HOUR PF PENANCE's "Pageantry For Martyrs" has been set for June 1st and you can actually download an exclusive advance mp3 song by entering the LABEL section of XTREEM MUSIC. More info can be found at the band's official website http://www.hourofpenance.com
French Death/ Black mongers VORKREIST are ready to enter the studios to record their sophomore album entitled "Sublimation 29A". In the continuity of "Sabbathical Flesh Possession" it delivers 9 works of brutal Death-Black Metal inspired by revulsion and deviance, in criminal, demonic dedication to the destruction of obsolete and pernicious humane values. Structures have been developed and aggressiveness improved along these distinct but definitely coherent tracks, the whole serving VORKREIST's vision of Hell and reality, opposed and entangled in each other.
The band suffered some line-up change in the drum department, so the current Hierarchy in Perdition consists of:
A.K: Über-Komponist, 6 x A29 Khords ManipulatoR
L.S.K: Asmodeine Apostate, 4 x A29 Major Dereliction Rhetor
SilMaeTH: Kontrol and Diversion, 6 x A29 Strings PersekutoR
SrKsM: Nauseous Digressions, 2 x A29 Pernicious Regurgitator
D.Terror: Behemothik Absurdity, 10 x A29 Absolute Khaos KonstruKtoR
The album will be recorded during April and some of the song titles are: "Mystical Hierarchy of Perdition", "Sublimation 29A", "Sodogma", "VKT KonKlave", "Void of Grace" & "TorturKult". The release of the album has been scheduled for June 2005 through XTREEM MUSIC.
The new album of of french Deathcore masters ZUBROWSKA is ready!! "Family Vault" is the sophomore release that shows a vast improvement in the already original and innovative style of this band. The album was recorded in December 2004 in France with producer Stephan May and mastered in January in New Jersey by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, CONVERGE, HATEBREED and many more).
The album includes 10 songs in the vein of their already trademarked style that blends an extremely technical, complex and rabid Metalcore with fast, brutal and guttural Death Metal. Song titles are as follows:
01. From Hell
04. Maniac Rockers From Darkness
05. Vampire Killin' Kit
06. Pay Toi Play
07. 'Cause I Just Can Love Some Dead Persons
08. Through The Sky
09. In the House Of Seven Deads
10. What a Wonderful world
"Family Vault" is scheduled for an early April release, right before an European tour together with their countrymates and label mates KRONOS. You can download an exclusive advance mp3 song on the MP3 section and for more info just visit http://www.zubrowska.com
XTREEM MUSIC is really proud to announce that there's been an agreement with the mighty cult colombian band MASACRE for the release of their 4th full length album "Total Death" for the European territory.
This album is the very first one sung in english and was mixed & mastered by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL/ex-MORBID ANGEL) and means the return to Europe since their debut album through Osmose Productions back in 1991. This European version includes one exclusive bonus track plus a video-clip. The track list is as follows:
01. Slaves Of Death
03. Kill Or Get Killed
04. Soldiers Of The Unknown
05. Death Metal Forever
06. Wrath Intense Pain
07. Oh My God!!
09. Conflicts For Peace (Bonus Track)
10. Violentada (Bonus Video)
"Total Death" is scheduled for an April release and will prepare the way for the band towards their first European tour by the end of 2005. More info about the band can be found in their official website http://www.masacre.cjb.net
Finnish brutal Death Metallers KATAPLEXIA are the latest addition to the XTREEM MUSIC rooster. Featuring Rodrigo (ex-DEEPRED & KABAK) as the main man (drums/v ocals) in the band, the band is ready to unleash their 2nd full length album "Catastrophic Scenes" in January 2005. The band's debut was an excellent piece of brutal Death Metal where Rodrigo played all instruments (drums, guitars, bass, vocals...), but now with a more stable line-up, the band is able to offer live shows like the one they offered in Germany last month.
The new album, offers 7 tracks of punishing brutal Death totally inspired in the N.Y. Death Metal in the vein of PYREXIA & SUFFOCATION, although with a more brutal approach, similar to bands like CHRIST DENIED, DISAVOWED, PYAEMIA...
The song titles for "Catastrophic Scenes" are as follows:
1. Infested Wounds
2. Ashes From Our Incinerated Innards
3. Morgue's Reality
4. Brutal Addiction
5. From The Debris
6. Devastating War
7. Scenes Of Tragedies
8. Video-clip (CD-ROM track)
The band is actually working on the album cover which will be revealed as soon as it's ready. In the meantime, you can download an mp3 track from the forthcoming album by entering the new section of the Xtreem Music label sección.
Here are the latest happennings in the spanish Death Metal band AVULSED camp according to their official website:
"It took way longer than expected for the mixing process of "Gorespattered Suicide" album, but it's finally done!! Initially it was supposed to be done during the 2nd week of September, but no less than 5 hurricanes passed through Florida where Erik Rutan was mixing and mastering the album at his own studios. After this, he was ill for some days... but it was well worth the wait!! The master is in our hands and we must say it sounds great!! We're really satisfied of the mixing and we can state that this might be our best album to date!!
"Gorespattered Suicide" has all the usual ingredients in AVULSED's style, but it's by far the most brutal, aggressive and intense effort, to which our new drummer Riky has contributed enormously!! You can download a new song by entering our NEWS section.
As for the artwork, it's also finished and we can also say it's the most extreme artwork we've ever had for any of our albums!! Sure it'll be banner somewhere, but just in case we've prepared an alternative cover, hehe!! You can see a larger album cover as well as the complete CD design by entering our NEWS section.
Our planned tour for April 2005 through Japan, Australia & New Zealand is slowly taking shape, so you can check some advance dates as well as our upcoming festival appearances in early November in Germany & France on the SHOWS section.
Please, write us your comments about the new song and the artwork in our guestbook!! We're eager to hear your opinions!!"
Spanish melodic Death Metal newcomers ANVIL OF DOOM have just finished the recording of their debut album "Deathillusion" with an excellent result!! After a delay of various months over the scheduled release date, we at XTREEM MUSIC are proud to say that the wait was well worth!!
Never before in Spain, there was such an amazing band creating such an unique brand of melodic, aggressive & technical Death Metal avoiding the typical imitations. Sure there's influences in their music from bands like ARCH ENEMY, CHILDREN OF BODOM, IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, DEATH... but they're blended and incorporated to their music in a masterly way with an excellent vocal performance and killer guitar solos. If this band would've been signed by a label like NUCLEAR BLAST, we could be talking about the new melodic Death Metal heroes... (but instead, they prefer to sign C.O.B. clones like IMPERANON, haha!!)
"Deathillusion" includes the following songs:
02. Mr. Suic’hyde
03. Forgotten Embryos
05. Purifying Rain (instr.)
06. Everlasting Pain
07. Dreams Voyager
10. Let the Earth Breathe
If you want to hear an exclusive mp3 advance of the song "Forgotten Embryos", please check our the mp3's part on the LABEL section... and enjoy!!!
The release date for "Deathillusion" is scheduled for September 15th. You can find more information about the band on their official website http://www.anvilofdoom.com
Today, 30th of July, AVULSED is entering the VRS Studios in Madrid were bands like HUMAN MINCER & WORMED previously recorded their works to start the recordings of what will be the band's 4th full length album (8th CD on their career) under the title of "Gorespattered Suicide". The recording sessions will take like 10 days after which the mix and mastering will take care of Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL/ ex-MORBID ANGEL) at his own Mana Recording Studios in Florida during the first week of September.
"Gorespattered Suicide" will inlcude 11 own songs plus a cover of the song "Ace Of Spades" by MOTÖRHEAD. The song titles will be the following: "Burnt But Not Carbonized", "Gorespattered Suicide", "Eat Foetal Mush", "4 N Sick", "Filth Injected", "Protervia", "Let Me Taste Your Flesh", "Harvesting The Blood", "Infernal Haemorrhoids", "Divine Wine" and a still untitled instrumental song.
In the meantime, the cover artwork and complete CD design will be done by Sven de Caluwé from Dirged Design (www.dirged.be) better known for being ABORTED's vocalist. Such work will be, without any doubt, the most brutal, extreme and sick one ever used by the band, showing again their position of refusal to be submitted on the stablished censorship by certain distributors and CD manufacturers in Europe.
Also, Metal Age Productions, the current label of the band, has acquired the rights of the album "Yearning For The Grotesque" which will be reíssued by the end of the year. Also around the same dates, it's scheduled that the same label reíssue on a double CD the works "Seven Years Of Decay" (demos and rarities) together with "Bloodcovered" (cover songs) that will include some bonus tracks as well.
AVULSED will be playing spare shows through Spain, France & Portugal until the end of the year, but it won't be until December or January when they start the show to present their new album (scheduled for October/ November) through the whole spanish territory. There's also some negotiations with some promoters in Australia & Japan for a possible tour in both countries around April 2005, although this is on very early stages...
The title track to the upcoming PAGANIZER album, "No Divine Rapture", has been
posted online in MP3 format by clicking
The Swedish Death Metallers' fifth album, "No Divine Rapture" is scheduled for
release on July 15 through Xtreem Music. The CD was recorded at Soundlab Studio
with producer Mieszko Talarzcyk (NASUM) and features nine songs, including a
freshly-penned track in Swedish called "Ingen Utväg". "Anyone into PAGANIZER
will probably agree with us that this is our most crushing album to date and
the cover art kicks some serious ass as well", the band write on their web site.
Our long-time drummer Furni has decided to leave the band. After more than
10 years, personal reasons made him to take the decision to quit although his
departure is in good terms. In fact, Furni will still play on the live shows
that AVULSED has already scheduled whilst a replacement is found.
The band is actually talking with a few candidates and a replacement should
be announced soon, so the plans of recording the band's 4th full length album
in July/ August won't be affected at all. In fact, tha band has already decided
the new album's title: "Gorespilled Suicide". Depending on the band's
availability and studios schedules, the recordings might take place either in
Madrid at VBR Studios or again at germany's Spacelab Studios. Nothing's decided
yet about this, but what's sure is that the mastering will be done in Sweden
at Soundlab Studios by Mieszko Talarczyk from NASUM.
AVULSED has recently been confirmed for this years' edition of one of the most
famous extreme Metal festivals in Europe, the OBSCENE EXTREME FESTIVAL which
will take place in Trutnov (Czech Republic) during 8, 9 & 10th of July.
The band has also been confirmed for the ALAHURIN ROCK FEST. to take place in
Alhaurín (Málaga) in July 24h together with SARATOGA, EXHUMED
DAY and other Metal bands. More info about the fests can be found at: www.obscene.cz
PAGANIZER has decided to go on as a three piece once again. For the upcoming album "No Divine Rapture". The lineup will be Rogga [Guitars] and vocals, Fiebig [Drums] and Patrik [Bass].
This is what the band announced on their official website: "Further information on the leadguitar position on live performances will be posted at a later date but as no live shows yet are fully confirmed it's not an immediate problem. We'll probably play the Stellar Club during the Tuska Festival july this year but that's yet to be confirmed as some weekend dates in Germany this coming summer aswell. Make no mistake... we'll do anything to be able to play Europe during 2004.
Regarding the upcoming album "No Divine Rapture", no PAGANIZER fan will be disappointed, as the new stuff is both faster than the last album, faster at most times and frequently loads more brutal at all times. These songs will definetly live up to PAGANIZER standards as well as rip at least one or two new assholes for ya.
Expect nothing but brutality...".
Recordings for the new album will start in the last week of March until the first two weeks of April and mastering will be done by no other than Dan Swanö.
After some negotiations, XTREEM MUSIC proudly presents their brand newest signing,
THE HERETIC. Coming out from Albacete (Spain), this band has been considered
in various publications, with their debut album "Fallen From Heaven" ,
as the bst newcomer band in the spanish Black/ Death scene, as well as the best
extreme Metal album released in Spain during that year.
In September 2002, the band saw the release of their 2nd album "Chemistry For
The Soul" through a small local label that disbandes right before the release
so the album never got any kind of promotion and distirbution, so this work
remained forgotten without having the chance, despite the fact that this is,
without any doubt, the best stuff ever written by the band. Now this album will
be re-released, with 5 live bonus tracks, by XTREEM MUSIC in March 2004, and
will take care of discovering to the masses this marvellous piece of original,
proggressive and symphonic Black/ Death of incredible quality. Think of bands
like COVENANT, EMPEROR, ARCTURUS, DISSECTION... as some of their influences.
At the same time, the band is finishing the arrangements of new songs that will
be on their 3rd album that will be released in 2005 through XTREEM MUSIC who
will put THE HERETIC on top of the spanish battlefield and who knows if in the
rest of Europe as well. For more information about the band, please check their
official website at www.the-heretic.go.to,
although the site is a little bit outdated and in proccess of total renewal.
As previously reported, after summer 2003 the band was pretty dissapointed with AvantGarde's work and decided to break their contractual obligations with them and started to search for a new label. 4 options were seriously considered (Crash, Blackend, Code666 & Metal Age) and after meticulously thinking about it, AVULSED decided to sign a deal with slovakian label Metal Age Productions for the release of the band's 4th album. This decision might surprise everybody, since this label is the smallest one of the 4 ones considered, but at the same time it's the most involved one in the onderground and has a vast experience with over 50 titles released so far and a growing and very promising future in front!!
Actually, the band feels stronger than ever and after the big success of their latest work "Yearning For The Grotesque", AVULSED is now working on 11 new songs to be recorded in July 2004 for an scheduled September release through Metal Age Productions. The new stuff is sure the most brutal, fastest and intense material ever done by AVULSED!! Shorter and more direct songs, but with the killer melodies that always characterized the band's style.
Please, pay a visit to our new label's website, a really good one by the way, and vote for AVULSED in their polls!! www.metalage.sk
XTREEM MUSIC is proud to announce their most recent signing which is no other than Spain's most extreme and promising Black Metal act GODÜS. Formed back in the year 2000 as a side-project from members of WORMED & NÜLL, the band displays a raw, mystic and extreme Black Metal with influences from bands like ISVIND, JUDAS ISCARIOT, DARK THRONE, ZYKLON-B and the likes.
After having released their debut 5-track demo in 2003, the band entered the studio in late the same year to record their debut album entitled "Hell Fuck Demon Sound" including 7 own songs and a cover of DARK THRONE. The track listing for the album is as follows:
1. Hell Fuck Demon Sound
2. Storm of Bullets
3. The Megatomic Nightmare
4. War, Blood and Agony
5. We Are Godüs!
6. Tear your Soul Apart
7. Atomic Condemnation
8. Triumphant Gleam" (DARKTHRONE cover)
The album is being mastered right now and is scheduled for a March release together with ABADDON INCARNATE's 3rd album. Get ready to receive a massive attack of true infernal Black Metal!! GODÜS will set new standards in the Spanish Black Metal scene!!
For more information about the band, please visit their official website at www.godus.cjb.net
Swedish Death Metallers PAGANIZER have re-signed a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their still untitled 5th album scheduled for a June 2004 release. Following there's a statement from the band's official website:
"Eight new songs has been written and arranged for the upcoming fifth PAGANIZER album. We'll be entering Soundlab Studio again in late March to record the stuff and we're hoping to bring you the best PAGANIZER material to date. The new stuff is faster and heavier than any previous material but still totally in the same vein as always; brutal Swedish Death Metal. Songtitles are as follows: "No Divine Rapture", "Way Of The Rotting", "Brutally Torn Sanity", "Nailed Forever", "On Your Knees", "Devour Digest Defecate", "Abscess In Black", "The Plauge That Hunts". As for now we haven't finally decided on any album title.
Other news are that the planned tour with FLESHCRAWL won't happen after all. Things doesn't always work out as planned. The current plans are to play a bunch of shows in Germany with SUIDAKRA and another yet unconfirmed band. A Mexican tour arranged by Onslaught Records is also being planned and when anything is decided it'll be posted here at www.paganizer.com".
ABADDON INCARNATE are about to leave the Emeral
Island (Irleland) next monday November 25th until December 12th, on a journey
to Sweden in order to record their long awaited 3rd opus recently re-named "Dark
Crusade". Once again the album will be recorded at Soundlab Studios
in Orebro with Mieszko (NASUM) as engineer.
The new album will be about 35 minutes in duration, including song titles such
as "Centrefold Redemption", "Hour Of The Dog", "Embrace
The Vicious", "Entrusted With Disgust", "As Regards Your
Murder" and "The Fallen King". Expect loads of short songs of
brutal Death Grind, but with a few surprises!!!
In other news, the band went through difficult times in their line-up right
after the summer, which ended up seeing their former drummer Olan leaving the
band and nearly having the two other members to disband A.I. and find a new
monicker. Luckily, things didn't end up so drastically and ABADDON INCARNATE
recruited again their long-time bass player Cory and recruited a new drummer
For more info about ABADDON INCARNATE and listening
to some mp3's from their previous album "Nadir" , visit their
official website at: www.abaddonincarnate.com
The latest addition to XTREEM MUSIC's rooster
are New York's WASTEFORM!! After a split CD
and a full length entitled "Crushing The Reviled" , the band
has just finished the recording of their 2nd opus "Innocence
For those who aren't familiar with WASTEFORM,
we can say it's a really brutal, heavy and catchy yet technical Death Metal
pretty much in the vein of early 90's NY Death Metal a la SUFFOCATION, PYREXIA,
INTERNAL BLEEDING... with a hint of DYING FETUS too.
The album will include the following songs:
01. Prelude To Apocalypse
02. Ignorance Through Sovereignity
03. Of Blind Consequence...
04. Built For The Kill
05. Faith Is Dead
06. Cycles Of Tyranny
07. Victims Bleeding
08. In The Shadows Of Resurgence
09. The Wrath
10. Indulge Divergent Senses
The album "Innocence Through Sovereignity"
is planned for an early/ mid December release. For more info about the band
and mp3 samples, please check www.wasteform.com
AVULSED leaves AvantGarde Music!! According to an statement on the band's official
"Yes, only 7 months after the release of our third album "Yearning
For The Grotesque", we have decided not to continue our relationship with
Avantgarde Music even when we had a two album-deal signed with them. This was
something we already agreeded just few weeks after the albums release, but we
didn't want to make it official until now. However, a mutual and friendly agreement
has been reached and the band is now free and looking for a new deal. We're
actually negotiating with four labels for a possible deal towards the release
of the band's 4th album due to be recorded in Summer 2004. However, other offers
might be considered as well.
The main reasons for the band's departure from the label were the lack of support
both in promotion and touring facilities, as well as a deficient distribution
policy that didn't reach the band's minimal expectations. Even though the album
has sold pretty well, we consider our label could have done better for us, but
the fact is that they never put any interest on it, and this has caused a serious
step back in the band's career, which is a shame, because this album is by far
the best AVULSED effort.
Soon the will be news about the label who will sign AVULSED. We hope not to
commit the same mistake twice...".