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...".
French brutal Death Metallers KRONOS have inked a deal with Xtreem Music.
Their second album "Colossal Titan Strife" will be recorded
in August at the CCR Studios in Belgium (same as used by ABORTED, NO RETURN...).
Studios sessions for this opus will finish in September 6th and the band is
now finishing the writing proccess for the album that promises to be much more
brutal than their debut "Titan's Awakening" from 2001.
The band has recently lost their 2nd guitarist Nicolas Temmar and is now looking
for a replacement. "Colossal Titan Strife" will hit the shelves
in December 2003, so watch out for one of France's most brutal acts!!
Germany's most promising Death Metal act MISANTHROPIC have just finished
the recording sessions for their debut album "Soulreaver" to
be released through Xtreem Music in June 1st.
As guitarist Thorsten said: "At last!! It's done, our first album is ready!!
It wasn't easy to give form the sound in order to impress our deepest imaginations,
but now the music sounds like we always wanted! Cold like a dead body and brutal
like a punch in your face. We are proud to present our first album through Xtreem
Track list for "Soulreaver" is as follows:
02. Restless Life
04. Admission Free
05. The Play
07. The Lie
08. Into The Night
09. Living You
10. Nervous Breakdown
Lovers of true Death Metal influenced both by the old school and modern Death
Metal in the vein of DEMIGOD, CENTINEX, MORGOTH, GOD DETHRONED, AMON AMARTH,
etc, shouldn't miss the debut album of MISANTHROPIC!! Check out the band's
official website at www.misanthropic.de
After a successful tour of 8 dates through Australia last February, Ireland's
most legendary and brutal Grind/ Death act ABADDON INCARNATE
have decided to accept the loss of their insane bassist and good friend Cory
Sloan. As a result, the band is seeking a replacement to fill his rather large
shoes. If you are interested in what they are... please e-mail your info to
The band is still working hard on new songs for their long awaited 3rd album
tentatively called "Sountrack For Rape"
to be recorded in october again in Sweden at Soundlab Studios with Mieszko Talarczyk
(NASUM). Most probably, the album will have Rogga from their labelmates PAGANIZER
doing some backing vocals!!
After some months of negotiations, Xtreem Music is proud to announce the signing
of the most promising swedish newcomer: VERMINOUS. A killer threesome
whose only purpose is to bring back the evil times of the darkest old school
swedish Death Metal. If you consider yourself a true worshipper of GROTESQUE
(pre-AT THE GATES), look no further, these are the best inheritors, although
their music is quite faster and even more aggressive!!
VERMINOUS was formed by Linus Björklund (guitars/ vocals), Pelle
Melander (Guitars) and Andreas Johansson (drums) in August 2002 from the ashes
of their former band DELVE, who have a MCD entitled "The Dead Amongst"
through Greek label Nuclear Winter Rec. In December 2002, VERMINOUS recorded
their first official proof of existence in the form of a 7"EP also for
the same label.
The band is now working on the last pieces for their debut album "Impious
Sacrilege" that's going to be recorded in April at the JFK Studios
and leter mastered at the infamous Necromorbus Studios for a release scheduled
in June 2003.
AVULSED's vocalist Dave Rotten was diagnosed a small fracture on a rib
after their latest presentation of their brand new album "Yearning For
The Grotesque" in their hometown Madrid last March 15th.
As Dave Rotten stated: "During the show, and after one of my usual and
multiple stage divings I noticed a terrible pain on my chest. However, the heat
over the stage and adrenaline did a good job, because I could finish the show
(we played like 105 minutes!!) without real problems. Days passed and I still
had that pain on my chest, but I though that was the typical one after a beat,
you know... so after a week I decided to visit the medics and they practised
me an x-ray, so we saw one of the ribs was slightly broken. No big deal, it's
just that I can't sing for at least a month. The good thing is that casually,
this show was the last one after a series of 10 shows we did through Spain and
we didn't have any more booked until May, because we were supposed to do an
European tour in April (with CANNIBAL CORPSE, but it didn't happen in the end),
so it's a perfect time for me to recover".
In other news, AVULSED will take part in the very biggest Rock Festival
in Spain next May 3rd. The Viña Rock 2003 is expected to surpass 55.000
people, after seeing the last years' success (45.000 maniacs). This festival,
with 5 stages and all kinds of Rock music, gathers the best and more renowned
Rock & Metal acts mainly from Spain, and it's the very first time a Death
Metal band plays there!!
The most recent addition to Xtreem Music's roosters are german Death Metallers
MISANTHROPIC, a rather new band in the
scene that has caused so much impression in their own country with just only
one demo released in the year 2002. This 5 songs recording got them to sign
a deal with Xtreem Music and the band is finishing the songs for their debut
album "Soulreaver" due to
be recorded during March.
MISANTHROPIC can be described as a high
class Death Metal with a heavy and catchy sound, mixing both melody and brutality
and also elements from the old school Death Metal in the vein of DEMIGOD, as
well as modern styled influences a la CENTINEX, GOD DETHRONED, etc.
Featuring AGATHODAIMON's drummer in their ranks, this is nothing but another
point to enhance their high quality compositions which will undoubtely please
any Death Metal fan out there!! Keep an eye open for their debut album due to
come out in June and don't forget to download a killer song from their "Demo
2002" by entering the LABEL section of www.xtreemmusic.com
section or their own official website www.misanthropic.de.