Iran's Death Metal jewel AZOOMA already impressed us all with their debut EP "A Hymn of the Vicious Monster" released in 2014. Their astonishing brand of progressive yet brutal high class Death Metal didn't leave unperturbed anyone who dared to listen. Now the band is ready to unleash upon mankind their debut album "The Act of Eye", a conceptual work that push boundaries in Progressive Death Metal.
No, don't tremble after hearing the word "progressive". On this infested scene full of trendy proggies who care more about poseurism and too often forget about what Metal is all about, AZOOMA don't need to wear a fashion look or deny their Death Metal roots to prove there's plenty of room for innovation yet retaining classic elements at the same time. It's unbelievable that a band from Iran has to come and teach us all how this can be done! We, europeans and americans, think we're the top of the top and that's bullshit. AZOOMA proves it with total humbleness.
"The Act of Eye" comes with a brutal yet abstract cover art made by artist Shahriyar Shervin who also did all the booket artwork to illustrate this complex conceptual work. Mixed and mastered by Mathieu Pascal from french masters GOROD, "The Act of Eye" is a masterpiece that will raise an eyebrow on you if you leave your prejudices apart and give them a listen. Don't be a fool, try it!
Tracklist for "The Act of Eye" is as follows:
Act 1 - Plague of Predator
Act 2 - Umbra of Mirth
Act 3 - The Ocular Dominance
Act 4 - Erosion of Shadows
Act 5 - Non-Entity of Visions
Act 6 - Flare of Flames
Act 7 - Objectivity of Oblivion
Act 8 - The Eyes: A Tale of Sight and Shadows
The legendary Death Metal band from Florida KILLING ADDICTION are ready to release a new 4-song EP under the title of "Shores of Oblivion" through Xtreem Music next month of October.
After their 2010 EP "Fall of the Archetypes" and the 7"EP "When Death Becomes an Art" from 2014, KILLING ADDICTION is back with 4 brilliant tunes that clearly gets back to their classic debut album from '93 "Omega Factor" (that will be re-issued through Xtreem Music in 2017) where some CARCASS influences were masterly blended with heavy and brutal US Death Metal creating a very personal sound.
Tracklist for "Shores of Oblivion" is as follows:
1. Engine of Ruin
2. Cult of Decay
3. Extinction Agenda
4. Into Shadow
Spanish thrashers HOLYCIDE, featuring Dave Rotten from AVULSED on vocals (but on a total Thrasher register here), have just revealed the cover artwork for what's going to be their first full length album that will be entitled "Annihilate... Then Ask!" whose recording phase has been finished and they're now in the mixing process. Release for the album is scheduled for January 2017 through Xtreem Music.
Cover artwork for "Annihilate… Then Ask!” has been made by renowned artist Andrei Bouzikov (MUNICIPAL WASTE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, SKELETONWITCH…) and for what you can see, it's a total Thrasher cover!!
The album will contain nine brand new songs as well as a cover version of legendary US Thrashers DÉTENTE and this is what the band said about the album: "We were in doubt between an abstract, transcendental, modern and post-whatever artwork to demonstrate we're so fucking mature, but in the end our natural born stupidity and lack of originality prevailed and since we're a Thrash band without modern bullshit, we decided to go for a cover that's total fucking 80's Thrasher as hell!! Regarding the music, we can assure it's way superior than our previous EP, a fucking killer album!".
By the end of this month of September, HOLYCIDE will launch a pre-order campaign through crowdfunding to help funding their studio and artwork costs. We'll keep you informed about this and more details about the album as they're happening or you can be updated through the official band's Facebook here: www.facebook.com/holycide. In the meantime you can see this couple of videos from HOLYCIDE's previous EP "Toxic Mutation" released last year:
Swedish Doomsters NANGILIMA are about to release a new 2-song EP entitled "Shards of Loss". Clocking a total of 20 minutes, this EP was originally intended to be released only digitally, but Xtreem Music decided to do an ultra-limited physical release in form of a beautiful Digipack-CD with a run of only 100 copies for diehard fans and collectors.
After gaining some serious recognition within the Doom/ Death scene with their debut album "The Dark Matter" released back in November 2014 through Xtreem Music, a new bass player joined the band, which is none other than Evilead from spanish bands ELDERDAWN & BIZARRE. The two new songs included in "Shards of Loss" follow the style of the band of dark, emotional and heavy Doom/ Death that will for sure appeal to every fan of bands like SWALLOW THE SUN, NOVEMBERS DOOM, SATURNUS, INBORN SUFFERING, DOOM:VS...
Los legendarios thrashers canadienses AGGRESSION verán su debut álbum de culto de 1987 "The Full Treatment" re-editado con el arte original por vez primera a través de Xtreem Music!!.
Surgidos en 1985 junto a otras legendarias bandas canadienses de Thrash Metal como SACRIFICE, INERNAL MAJESTY, RAZOR, ARMOROS, SOOTHSAYER, DBC, etc., AGGRESSION crearon ondas con sus tres demos durante el '85/'86 y la inclusión de algunos de esos temas en recopilatorios de New Renaissance Rec. como "Thrash Metal Attack" y "Speed Metal Hell II", hasta que su álbum debut "The Full Treatment" fue editado por Banzai Records en le '87. De todos modos, la banda no duró mucho más tras esto y su popularidad no pudo alcanzar mayores niveles, pero este álbum permanece como una auténtica joya para cualquier amante del intenso y pegadizo Thrash Metal en la línea de bandas como MORBID SAINT, DARK ANGEL, ARMOROS... quienes sin duda amarán este clásico!!
Hungary's most brutal outfit GUTTED, have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their upcoming 4th full length album which is actually in recording process and will be entitled "Martyr Creation".
GUTTED has been delivering their merciless brutality since 1996 and ever since they've released a demo, an EP and three albums, developing an insanely fast brand of Brutal Death Metal with a technical edge that will please the ears of fans of bands like ORIGIN, IMMOLATION, DEEDS OF FLESH, GORGASM, NILE... The band will also work on an official video-clip for the song "Deeper Than Hell" to be release alongside the album.
Release date for "Martyr Creation" will be set once the band finishes their recording sessions and will be announced at the same time we'll reveal cover artwork, track listing and an advance song. You can visit GUTTED's official Facebook here: www.facebook.com/guttedhorde and also watch an unofficial video of a demo track to be re-recorded for the album on the following link:
IN THOUSAND LAKES
One of spanish melodic Death Metal pioneers IN THOUSAND LAKES have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their long awaited 2nd album to come out in early 2017.
Formed back in 1996 from the ashes of another melodic Death Metal act called DORMATH who released their only album one year before, IN THOUSAND LAKES lived only during 3 years ('96-'98) where they released a demo and a full length album entitled "Lifeless Waters..." where they got excellent reviews and gained great recognition within the spanish scence. Unfortunately, the band ceased to exist after that until they reformed in 2013 releasing a new mini CD in 2014 and doing a re-issue of their debut album with the demo as bonus and a new song in early 2016.
Now IN THOUSAND LAKES are hardly working on new songs for their second album that will be entitled "Age of Decay" with some songs like “I Rise”, “True North”, “Fall Into the Void”, “Blind Eyes” or “Wolfzeit”. This is no bullshit melodic Death Metal (yes, Death Metal) in the good olD 90's tradition of very early IN FLAMES, DARK TRANQUILLITY, GARDENIAN... so you can expect killer melodies blended with heavy and aggressive swedish-styled Death Metal!
As soon as we have more details about the album, we'll keep you informed. In the meantime you can visit the IN THOUSAND LAKES official website: www.facebook.com/inthousandlakesband and also watch the video-clip made for the newest 2016 song "The Scaffold" here:
If there's a pioneer band in the Spanish Death Metal scene, that's NECROPHILIAC! Emerged in '88, the band released various demos until '92 when their classic album "Chaopula - Citadel of Mirrors" was released. After that, the band did split-up and it's now when, after 6 long years trying to get this release out, Xtreem Music is proud to announce the release of a 2-CD containing this album with all demos, unreleased 7"EP's and live tracks with unreleased tunes on it.
"Maze of Forking Paths" is a complete collection of the band's studio & live recordings from '88 to '92, all remastered with the best possible sound and a killer booklet full of photos, liner notes, demo covers, lyrics, flyers, etc. This is a mandatory release to understand where the spanish Death Metal scene comes from!
BIZARRE features members from ONIROPHAGUS, FAMISHGOD & ELDERDAWN, that plays a dark, heavy and brutal Death Metal taking influences from the finnish scene (ADRAMELECH, CARTILAGE, DEMIGOD, DEMILICH...) as well as other varied inspirations like ANASARCA, INTESTINE BAALISM, AVULSED, GRAVE...
One of the very first Death Metal bands emerged in the spanish scene in late 80's was OBSCURE, whose second demo "Curse the Course" created some waves in the underground. Now the band sees their only three demos re-issued on a CD entitled "Back to Skull".
The three demos included on "Back to Skull" are: "Non Existendi Cultus" ('92), "Curse the Course" ('90) and "Disgusting Reality" ('89) coming with the best possible sound (unmastered, but enhanced) as well as all demo covers, lyrics and tons of photos & flyers. OBSCURE, who are actually back again with three original members, started as a Thrash/ Death outfit and developed into a dark and heavy Death Metal act in the vein of bands like BOLT THROWER, GRAVE, ENTOMBED...
Roman Death Metal centurions ADE have revealed the first advance track for their upcoming 3rd album "Carthago Delenda Est", an stunning album that for sure will stand out as one of the best releases of this genre for 2016. Just listen to this advance track and judge for yourself!!
British Crossover Thrash legends CEREBRAL FIX are done with the recording process of their long awaited return album, the 5th in their career and 1st one in 24 years!! Initial plans were to record is during summer 2015, but during the recording process, two members (vocals & bass) decided to leave the band, so new members had to be found.
"Disaster of Reality" is completed and contains 12 rabid songs that are a back to basics, a return to their 1st album days with an upbeat DISCHARGE dose. CEREBRAL FIX of today is what originally was meant to be, a raw'n'crusty Crossover Thrash/ Punk beast retaining that feeling that only the originals can have!!
Tracklist for "Disaster of Reality" is as follows:
02. Mosh Injury
03. Crucified World
04. Realities of War
05. Skate Fear
06. Reality Pill
07. Dear Mother Earth
08. Dead Cities
09. Never Say Never Again
10. Felted Cross
11. Inside My Guts
12. (Untitled Mystery Track)
With only 10 days left on AVULSED's pre-order campaign through crowdfunding, the band has decided to reveal the astonishing album cover for their upcoming 25th anniversary double album "Deathgeneration".
Artwork for "Deathgeneration" was made by russian artist Daemorph Evilartdominion, also bass player in the Death Metal band GROND.
AVULSED is currently embarked in a crowdfunding campaign to achieve, with the help of their fans, an extremely ambitious project to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the band. You can find information about it and also on how to contribute to it through pre-orders on their many articles and packs, on the following link:
This crowdfunding campaign started in April 25th and will end in June 10th. Release date for "Deathgeneration" double album is set for 1st of November with Xtreem Music in charge of the marketing, promotion and distribution on a worldwide basis.
Here it is... the stunning cover artwork by russian Death Metal monger GROND!! The band has revealed it along with an advance song and full tracklisting for their upcoming second album "Worship the Kraken" to be release next July.
Hailing from Moscow, GROND is a solid Death Metal band formed back in 2002 that has been developing their own brand of heavy yet catchy classic brand of Death Metal totally devoted to the deepest sea. "Worship the Kraken" contains 10 songs with Lasse Pyykkö from HOODED MENACE singing in one of them. You can expect some killer Death Metal the old school way that will please the ears of lovers of bands like ASPHYX, BENEDICTION, AUTOPSY, OBITUARY, MONSTROSITY, 1st SIX FEET UNDER...
Cover artwork was done by Daemorph Evilartdominion, also bass player in GROND and has created an incredible masterpiece here!! You can see the full 3-pannel cover artwork by clicking here ···>>>
Tracklist for "Worship the Kraken" is as follows:
02. Kronos the Devourer
03. Steel Coffins
04. White Waters of South
05. Blood Monk (Goatlord cover)
06. Worship the Kraken
07. Below the Thunders...
08. Devonian Tyrant
09. Japetus the Ice Gate (feat. Lasse Pyykkö)
10. Typhoon is Coming
Swedish Deathmetallers BLOOD MORTIZED, who recently signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their next album, have unleashed a brand new video-clip taken from their latest demo-track 2016 that will serve as a taster for what you can expect on their next full length.
The video can be seen here:
Any lovers of bands like BOLT THROWER, ENTOMBED, CRYPT OF KERBEROS, DISMEMBER... will definitely love BLOOD MORTIZED!!
Second band from Serbia in the Xtreem Music family is no other than tireless Crossover Thrashers NADIMAC who have inked a deal for the release of their 5th album to come out in early 2017.
Formed back in 2003, NADIMAC is perhaps one of world's most prolific and hardest working Thrash Metal bands of today!! During these 13 years, they have released not only 4 albums, 2 DVD's and 2 EP's but also... 15 split releases!! Yes!! Through the years, NADIMAC has developed their own brand of intense, agressive yet crazy Crossover Thrash where you can find similarities to bands like D.R.I., TANKARD, MUNICIPAL WASTE, WEHRMACHT, OVERTHHHROW, THE ACCÜSED, NUCLEAR ASSAULT...
The band is currently working hard on new songs for the new album to be recorded this fall and as soon as we get more details, we'll let you know about it. In the meantime, check out NADIMAC's official Facebook here: https://goo.gl/YTW8QB and also listen to the entire 4th album "Manifest Protiv Sudbine" ('15) here:
Swedish/US deathsters RIBSPREADER fronted by Rogga Johansson from PAGANIZER/ PUTREVORE (amongst many), have just revealed the cover artwork for their 6th album "Suicide Gate - A Bridge to Death" as well as an advance track!!
With artwork made by cult artist Juanjo Castellano, "Suicide Gate - A Bridge to Death" is a killer slab of true swedish Death Metal that keeps the rawness of bands like CARNAGE or GRAVE, with the catchiness or ENTOMBED and the great sense of melody of EDGE OF SANITY. With this album, RIBSPREADER find themselves in their best moment and the result is this awesome album!!
Tracklist for "Suicide Gate - A Bridge to Death" is as follows:
1. Descent of the Morbid
2. Centuries of Filth
4. The Suffering Earth
5. A Worthless Breed
6. World Dismemberment
7. In Mankind's Rotting Grip
8. The Remains In The Wall
9. Under Ash-Filled Skies
Russian Deathmetallers GROND hand inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their upcoming 2nd album during this summer.
Existing since 2002, GROND have released one demo ('05), two EP's ("Steel Coffins"-'10 & "Cosmic Devonian"-'15) and a full length album "Howling from the Deep" ('13) where they have been developing their brand of heavy yet catchy classic brand of Death Metal totally devoted to the deepest sea.
GROND is currently finishing the last details for their new album to be aptly entitled "Worship the Kraken" whose astonishing cover artwork was done by Daemorph Evilartdominion. The album will contain 10 songs with Lasse Pyykkö from HOODED MENACE singing in one of them. You can expect some killer Death Metal the old school way that will please the ears of lovers of bands like ASPHYX, BENEDICTION, AUTOPSY, OBITUARY, MONSTROSITY, 1st SIX FEET UNDER...
Soon we'll reveal the cover art as well as the full album tracklist and an advance song for "Worship the Kraken" that is scheduled for a July 1st release through Xtreem Music. In the meantime you can visit GROND's official Facebook here: www.facebook.com/grondrus and also listen to the entire "Cosmic Devonian" ('15) EP here: https://youtu.be/82giKlTpU9Q as well as their entire discography here: https://grond.bandcamp.com
Epic roman Death Metal band ADE is currently immersed in the last stages of the recording, mixing and mastering process of their 3rd opus "Carthago Delenda Est", so in the meantime, the band has decided to reveal the cover artwork and tracklist for the album.
"Carthago Delenda Est" is being recorded, mixed and mastered at Overload Studios by Riccardo Studer and here you can watch a few video reports from the studio recording sessions that the band has been posting on their official website:
Tracklist for "Carthago Delenda Est" is as follows:
I. Carthago Delenda Est
II. Across the Wolf's Blood
IV. With Tooth and Nail
V. Dark Days of Rome
VI. Scipio Indomitus Victor
VII. Mare Nostrum
VIII. Zama: Where Tusks are Buried
X. Sowing Salt
Release date for "Carthago Delenda Est" is settled for July 15th through Xtreem Music and as soon as recording process is finished, we'll advance one song from the album. In the meantime you can visit ADE's official Facebook here: www.facebook.com/adelegions and also watch the official video-clip from their previous album "Spartacus" (2013) on the following link:
The fourth cataclysm is here!! Spanish Death/ Black combo STORMVOLD, leaded by no other than Ebola from CRYFEMAL & MUERT, is back with its first full length album after the CD "Third Bestial Mutilation" that included their three holocaustic demos, ready to spread the earth's fury of elements upon mankind!!
"IV Kataklismo" was produced by Ebola himself and then mixed & mastered by Dave Rotten at his own Sanctuary Studios. Cover art was done by the legendary artist Chris Moyen, showing a 4-faced warrior fighting against the elements. The 8 songs included on this album display an extremely overwhelming, bestial and infernal Death Metal with Black hints in the vein of bands like MOLESTED, BÖLZER, NECROVORE, CORPSE MOLESTATION, IMPIETY, SARCOFAGO, early KRISIUN...
Tracklist for "IV Kataklismo" is as follows:
1. Eclipse Astral
3. Constructor de Tormentas
4. Ruido del Viento
5. Agujero Negro
6. Diluvio Cósmico
7. Montañas de Venganza
8. Explosión Estelar