The endless wait is over!! The CD version of denmark's best kept Death Metal secret UNDERGANG, is finally going to be released!! "Indhentet af Doden" was previously released on vinyl format, with only black & white cover, in January 2010 by UK label Me Saco un Ojo Rec., although the band already signed to XTREEM MUSIC back in September '09. However, for the CD release, the band encountered countless problems, both with the design and also other derived form their private lives, which caused such a long delay until in November 2010 everything was finished and ready to find a spot in the label's tight release schedule after so many delays. "Indhentet af Doden", which has already been circulating through the underground for over a year now, has got nothing but praises everywhere, being acclaimed as one of the heaviest (if not the heaviest) bands in the whole european Death Metal scene and who knows if in the rest too!! UNDERGANG's music is devoted to the most dense and heavy Death Metal that reminds to the good old days when bands like ROTTREVORE, MYTHIC, very early GRAVE, CREMATORY (swe), early AUTOPSY, early INCANTATION, MORTICIAN and the likes, were setting the limits for the heaviest music ever made.
For a release date scheduled for February 15th, UNDERGANG's debut album will definitely go straight to the list of upcoming classics in the heaviest Death Metal camp!! If you want to hear few songs from this debut album, please visit the band's official MySpace at: www.myspace.com/undergang666
It took over a year to finish the recordings and design for the debut album of spanish Thrash Metal newcomers BREATHLESS, but it was worth the wait!! Haling from Palma de Mallorca, BREATHLESS is decided to step firmly in the spanish Thrash scene with their first album "Thrashumancy" which is due for an imminent release through XTREEM MUSIC in January 15th, 2011.
With a classic Thrash proposal, BREATHLESS's intentions are no other than creating an intense yet catchy style with influences that sometimes could remind bands like CORONER, KREATOR (Extreme Aggression), SABBAT (uk) and a varied range of Speed/ Thrash influences specially from the good old german scene from late 80's.
With an excellent cover artwork created by famous artist Juanjo Castellano and a crystal-clear yet powerful production, "Thrashumancy" brings 13 songs that will for sure please every Thrasher around.
After VIDRES A LA SANG's sudden demise, it seemed like there was going to be an empty spot in the catalnian Death Metal scene, but luckily we already have a band that are their most worthy heirs to the throne of this brand of heavy & dark Death Metal sung in their native tongue. This band is called SETGE, formed back in early '06 featuring former DEATHLESS drummer on their ranks, it wasn't until September '08 when the band recorded their debut album "Cecs de Rabia, Cecs de Dolor" which was later self-released in November '09 on a very small CD-R pressing just to sell on their shows. In early 2010, the band agreed with XTREEM MUSIC the official release of this album for summer of the same year, but due to some line-up changes, this release was delayed until December.
It is now when SETGE's debut album is ready to see the light with a professional pressing, and a worldwide distribution & promotion and will show a really promising first step for a band that perfectly blends heaviness & melody with a dark feel that in some way could be comparable to the aforementioned VIDRES A LA SANG. "Cecs de Rabia, Cecs de Dolor" features 8 songs with a killer production and an awesome design that will for sure please every fan of V.A.L.S. and also any lover of a crushingly heavy & dark Death Metal with an excellent sense of melody.
The first creature of SETGE will be ifnally unleashed on 25th of December, but in the meantime you can listen to three songs at the band's official MySpace:
Spanish Satanic Speed Thrashers OMISSION have just finished the recordings of their 2nd full length album entitled "Merciless Jaws from Hell" which will be released through XTREEM MUSIC in January 2011. The band suffered a few line-up changes since the release of their debut album "Thrash Metal is Violence" in late 2009 so this new opus was recorded by the two remaining members Patillas (guitars/vocals) & Marco (guitars) with the addition of new bass player Surt and with AVULSED's drummer Riky playing the entire recording as session member, as the band is still searching for a steady drummer.
"Merciless Jaws from Hell" was recorded between August - October at Wolfpack Studios and is a step further on the band's own style of merciless and violent Speed Thrash Metal and will empower the already leading band's position within the spanish Thrash Metal scene. Track list for the new album is as follows:
01. Erotic Nightmares
02. A Field Sowed Of Coffins
03. Northmen Wrath
04. We Are The Dead
05. Architects Of Fear
06. Fuckin' Alone
07. The Light In My Dark
08. Here We Stand
09. Day Of Your Death Arrives...
10. You Can't Hide
11. Ianus Rex Infernorum
OMISSION is currently finishing the last details of the mixings to leave everything ready for the release of their second blasphemy in January 2011. You can actually hear an advance track entitled "We are the Dead" at the band's official MySpace: www.myspace.com/omissIonthrashmetal
Veteran dutch Thrashsers CRUSTACEAN have inked a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their long awaited 3rd album "Greed, Tyranny & Sodomy". CRUSTACEAN has been around since 1994 and has since released a mini CD "Headcleaner" ('95) and two full length albums: "Burden of our Suffering" ('98) and "Insaniac" ('03). After a promotional tour the band spent time on other successful live-projects only to re-appear in the best line-up ever in 2007. Since then the band has been focusing on writing their best and most intense Thrash Metal album ever, "Greed, Tyranny & Sodomy".
CRUSTACEAN is a band with a solid line-up, also performing live as SLAYER cover band for over twelve years now. The influence of SLAYER is undeniable, however CRUSTACEAN is all but a SLAYER coverband. CRUSTACEAN set out to create a rocksolid yet exciting and varied Thrash Metal album. "Greed, Tyranny & Sodomy" was recorded and produced at Double Noise Studios in Tilburg (Holland) by Gerben van der Aa and mastered at Fabrika13 (Slovenia) by Slobodan Milunovic.
"Greed, Tyranny & Sodomy" is expected be released April 2011 but you can actually listen two advance tracks which will give you an idea of the direction of the new album by this great dutch band. Just visit their official MySpace www.myspace.com/crustaceanmetal
KÖRGULL THE EXTERMINATOR
"War of the Voivodes", the 2nd album of spanish most nasty and wicked Axe Thrash Metal act KÖRGULL THE EXTERMINATOR, is getting only great reactions everywhere!! While their debut album "Dogs of War" didn't get the expected reception for such a killer work, this time with their sophomore release, even one of the most respected gurus in the Metal scene had to surrender in front of such a devastating album. This is no other than DARKTHRONE's Fenriz himself who's contributing for Germany's ROCK HARD Mag and wrote a 9/10 review for KÖRGULL's "War of the Voivodes" which reads like this:
"They continue their massive attack, but this time only their "Kingdom of Darkness II" track has anything to do with the 90's.
Yes my friends, KÖRGULL has finally taken the big plunge into the 80's, this most definately being for fans of MERCILESS "The Awakening", 3 first VOIVOD albums and last but not least that golden Steamhammer LP version of "Obsessed by Cruelty" (SODOM). It's still the same perfect necro wonderful drumming, the beyond Lemmy growling bass and a wall of delightfully sepulchral guitars.
The vocals are out of this world this time, they float on top of the music in a weird way and are so harsh, perfectly effective in their sheer DEADNESS that I have to say that these are probably the best Black Metal vocals right now.
If anything, the album is too long (!), the onslaught is really too massive, and they could have saved the "Road Killer" song for a vinyl 7" release. Then again, their version of the PLASMATICS "Doom Song" totally blows me away, vocals bestially insanely cool here, I am at a loss for words. And I don't really even like cover songs. But this one is worth every penny".
So if Fenriz said this.... AMEN!! And this just one of the album's most outstanding reviews!! Reactions like this are happening in a few other magazines & webzines from people who truly appreciate the greatness of this band that is for sure to become a cult act in years to come!! So if you still didn't know this band, you can always visit their official MySpace at www.myspace.com/korgulltheexterminator to listen their corrisive stuff, and of course you know you can buy their two killer albums through XTREEM MUSIC's mailorder!!
The anticipated return of Spain's most legendary Black Metal band OUIJA is now embodied in form of a 4-song mini CD entitled "Adversary" which was recorded at Moontower Studios by Javi Bastard and later on mastered at famous swedish Unisound Studios by Dan Swanö, resulting on an astonishing recording which shows a more intense and dark side of OUIJA as well as keeping these awesome melodies and great song structures which will for sure please not only every long time fan of the band, but every lover of great quality Black Metal!! Track list for "Adversary" is as follows:
01. Flagellate Me
03. The Blood Centurion
This new MCD, whose songs will remain exclusive, is planned for an immediate December 2010 release and will serve as a perfect appetizer for the band's upcoming 2nd full length album planned sometime in late 2011. You can already listen to a new track that the band has posted on their official MySpace at: www.myspace.com/ouija1997
Brazilian raging thrashers DEATHRAISER, who already inked a deal with XTREEM MUSIC in mid 2008 under their previous moniker of MERCILLESS, have finished the recording process for their debut full length album entitled "Violent Aggression" which will see the light in February 1st, 2011. DEATHRAISER is a truly young band hailing from Minas Gerais whose only previous recording was a demo in 2007 and ever since they've been carefully working on the completion of their debut album which took way longer than what they expected, but it was worth the wait!! It's not easy to hear such an aggressive album in nowaday's overcrowded Thrash scene!! DEATHRAISER's style developed from a very basic KREATOR-influenced Thrash to an insanely intense style which reminds pretty much to INVOCATOR's first demos because of it's sheer merciless intensity. Other influences can be found in bands like DARK ANGEL, SADUS, VIKING, SACRIFICE...
"Violent Aggression" includes a killer front cover artwork by polish artist Andrey Bouzikov who already worked with bands like MUNICIPAL WASTE, CANNABIS CORPSE, VOETSEK, SKELETONWITCH amongst many others. An advance track for the forthcoming album can be heard at the band's official MySpace: www.myspace.com/deathraiser666
New finnish Death Metal band DESECRESY has inked a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their recentlyrecorded debut album "Arches of Entropy" due to come out before the end of 2010. DESECRESY was formed in 2009 by Tommi Grönqvist (all instruments) and Jarno Nurmi (vocals) both from the now extinct SLUGATHOR. The music of DESECRESY is a crushingly heavy type of Death Metal with a dark and eerie atmosphere inspired by bands like ABHORRENCE (fin), BOLT THROWER, ASPHYX, DERKETA, RIPPIKOULU, GRAVE, INCANTATION, ROTTREVORE... and in general getting inspiration from 90's Death Metal, although DESECRESY doesn't settle just to be a so called "old school" band. Their aim is to make Death Metal as it should be, not as it once was.
"Arches of Entropy" was recorded from January to August 2010 and holds such a heavy, deep and dense production that despite not being so polite as nowadays productions, this one for sure perfectly captures the darkness and heaviness of the 10 songs there included, resulting in one of Finland's heaviest albums ever.
Although there's not an exact release date, "Arches of Entropy" is planned to come out between November/ December 2010, so in the meaintime we urge you to visit their official MySpace to listen to three songs: www.myspace.com/desecresy
XTREEM MUSIC is extremely proud to announce a deal with one of UK's most legendary Punk/ Metal bands ever: BROKEN BONES for the release of the band's 7th album "Fuck You & All You Stand For!" both on CD & 12"LP format for immediate release in early September. Formed back in 1983 by two ex-members of DISCHARGE (Tony "Bones" & Tezz), the band immediately started to gain a strong reputation within the UK Punk scene by releasing numerous EP's and albums specially between '83-'85. BROKEN BONES was spicing their music with doses of Metal, Thrash & HC which made of their style a unique one. In '96 the band reformed, after a few years of silence, with a line-up that still remains until today and released a new album in '01. Ever since the band has been hitting the scene with an even more aggressive and pissed-off brand of Punk/ Metal which has reached its highest point with their new album which is undoubtely their most angry release ever!!
Originally released by the band's own label Dem Bones Recordings and being spread mainly in Punk circles, "Fuck You & All You Stand For!" is going to be released with 4 bonus tracks (re-recordings of 4 old killer classics) on limited CD & 12"LP vinyl editions which will undoubtely open new frontiers for the band. We at XTREEM MUSIC, for example, have been listening to BROKEN BONES since mid/late 80's and we're sure there's plently of other extreme Metal devotees that have grown listening to B.B. for years too!!
For all of you who already know about this true legend, you'll know what to expect from BROKEN BONES on this new album: strong tunes both aggressive and catchy with intense riffing and motherfucking attitude. Visit their official MySpace that althoguh has almost no information about the band, at least you can see & hear two videos with a few songs: www.myspace.com/brokenbonesukhc
Spanish veteran Thrashers TANATOSSIS have reach an agreement with XTREEM MUSIC for the release, promotion & distribution of their 3rd album "The Darkest Reflections" which is currently on the pressing plant for an immediate release in July 15th. TANATOSSIS was formed back in 1996 and ever since they've been developing their Thrash Metal through two demos and two self-financed albums and playing countless shows in their area. Their style is a quite varied blend of influences coming from bands like METALLICA, TESTAMENT, SEPULTURA, THE HAUNTED, KREATOR, AT THE GATES, SLAYER...
The band's new album "The Darkest Reflections" is definitely the best and most polished work to date showing a more compact sound as well as ellaborated and aggressive compositions with enough variety to keep the listener enjoying their fresh brand of pure Thrash Metal.
German Death Metal merchants MANDATORY, who already signed to XTREEM MUSIC in fall 2009, were busy during the first half of 2010 working on the mixing their long anticipated debut album "Adrift Beyond" at world-famous swedish Sunlight Studios with Tomas Skogsberg.
"Adrift Beyond" means the first full-length album for MANDATORY who already have gained a strong reputation in the underground Death Metal scene since their inception in 2001 and through 4 demos which have been re-issued by various labels. MANDATORY stands out amongst all these bands that have been flooding the so called "old school Death Metal revival" during the last years, not only because MANDATORY are far more veterans, but also because their brand well-brewed Death Metal features a wide spectrum of influences, not only from sweden (as most of clones do) but from bands like MORGOTH, ASPHYX, UNLEASHED, OBITUARY, DISMEMBER, PESTILENCE, CEMETARY... and to compensate their fans for the long period passed since their latest recording, the album will include not less than 16 songs clocking almost one hour with the following song titles:
01. The Calling
02. Adrift Beyond
03. Into Eternal Sleep
04. Evocation of the Dead
07. Impurity of Thoughts
08. Cursed Astray
10. Silent Dementia
11. Crypta Crawler
13. Enter the Crematorium
14. Toxic Mutilation
15. A Hallowed Sacrifice
Besides the perfect old-fashioned sounding production courtesy of Mr. Skogsberg, we must add an excellent cover artwork done by SV Bell, responsible of AMORPHIS' "Tales from the Thousand Lakes" amongst many others.
The album is currently being manufactured for an immediate release date in July 1st, which will be accompanied by limited full coloured shirts!! So now the best thing you can do is checking MANDATORY's official MySpace and listen to some advance tracks at: www.myspace.com/mandatory1989
With big sorrow we must announce that on past 13th of June, our great friend, drummer and leader (without doubt) of the band THE HERETIC, Cristobal, died in his flat due to a fortuitous home accident. It was yesterday, day 14th, when his flat-mate found his lifeless body and all his nearest people knew about this tragic event.
From XTREEM MUSIC we're deeply affected by this loss, since Cristobal wasn't only a great musician, but above all, a more than excellent person of great human quality that only left friends wherever he went. Anyone who had the pleasure of dealing personally with him, can only say good things about Cristobal and for us, whose relationship dates since more than 13 years ago, it's a shock having lost such a great musician and comrade.
We want to give our deepest condolence to his family, friends and specially his brothers in THE HERETIC (Juan Carlos, Fernando, Javier & Raul), band thanks to which Cristobal can be more than proud of being able to leave an indelible legacy of the highest quality through all their recordings and shows. Needless to say that the reunion show that the band were preparing for the next months where they would present their most recent release "Memorandum (1997-2007)", released just 2 months ago, won't take place and the future of the band remains more uncertain than ever.
The rest of members of the band are still very affected with this shocking loss, so they haven't been able to update their official website, but anyone who wish to leave their last words to Cristobal, can do it through: www.myspace.com/thehereticofficial
XTREEM MUSIC is proud to announce the signing of one of Spain's most prominent Black Metal bands called DANTALION. After having released two albums in '06 & '08 through german label Det Germanske Folket and having gained a respectful reputation, the band has now finished the recordings for their 3rd full length entitled "All Roads Lead to Death" which will be released in October 2010.
This new album was recorded at Oceano Studios & BV2 Studios and then mastered in Sweden at famous Unisound Studios by Dan Swano. "All Roads Lead to Death" has an excellent and original cover art as well as a great overall layout and means a definite improvement in the band's musical direction of aggressive yet melodic and melancholic Black Metal displaying 8 mature and varied compositions in a total of 56 minutes with the following song titles:
1. Only Ashes Remains
3. Walking to Eternity
4. Claws of Pestilence
5. My Last Breath
6. Thought of Desolation
8. Gloom and Failure
Until the release of this album in October, the band & Xtreem Music will be working on the pre-promotion of this work. At the moment you can actually listen to an advance on the band's official MySpace at: www.myspace.com/dantalionband
Spain's most legendary Black Metal band OUIJA have recently reformed featuring original vocalist Midgard and guitarist Map (founder and amin writer) together with three members from SPELLCRAFT: Fulgur (drums), Aldromk (bass) and Murcilag (guitar). The band just signed a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their upcoming mini CD due to come out in fall 2010 and their long awaited 2nd full length album for 2011.
OUIJA released their debut album "Riding Into the Funeral Paths" back in 1997 on XTREEM MUSIC's former label REPULSE RECORDS and soon reached a high status as one of Spain's pioneer and most relevant Black Metal acts making of this album a true cult one!! The band later recorded a 2nd album which remained unfinished and wasted due to some circumstances and also provoked by the band's split-up. Ever since, vocalist Midgard has been working with also Black metallers SPELLCRAFT and it was in late '09 when he & Map decided to resurrect OUIJA ten years later and stronger than ever!!
The band is currently working on 4 new songs that will be recorded in later summer for a winter release and will mark the triumphant return of this mythic band whose Black Metal of ancient taste as well as personal, has been matured for years in the depths of hell. If you were living in another world or been shut away in a monastery and never heard about OUIJA before, then we recommend you to visit their offician MySpace to listen some songs of their legendary debut album as well as some songs from that unreleased 2000's album: www.myspace.com/ouija1997
Belgium's darkest and most brutal Death Metal outfit FRACTURED INSANITY have inked a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their upcoming second album which is actually being recorded in Poland at famous Hetrz Studios known for producing such killer bands like VADER, ABORTED, KRONOS, BEHEMOTH, SEVERE TORTURE, DECAPITATED, MENTAL DEMISE and countless others. The continuation to their 2007's debut album "When Mankind Becomes Diseased" (Goregiastic Rec.) will be entitled "Mass Awakeless" and will feature the band's new singer Fafa which will give the band one more twist on their already fucking intense, technical, dark and massive brutal Death Metal which perfectly blends influences from bands like NILE, IMMOLATION, HOUR OF PENANCE, SUFFOCATION, HATE ETERNAL, MORBID ANGEL...
"Mass Awakeless" is due to hit your neurones in late summer 2010 and since the band is currently in the recording process until May, we can't listen to any new song yet, but as soon as it's finished you'll be able to hear some advance tracks at their official MySpace where you can actually taste some doses of their acclaimed debut album: www.myspace.com/fracturedinsanity
RATO RARO, one of Spain's most veteran Grindcore bands (existing since '92) has come to an agreement with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of the band's long awaited 2nd full length album "AcideTHC".
The band has been very active their 2003's debut album, not only playing live both in Spain & Portugal, but also organzing countless shows for foreign and national acts whenever they stepped near their realms (Palencia), achieving a respected status within the iberian Grindcore scene.
"AcideTHC" contains 18 songs of a bizarre old fashioned free-style drug-induced Grindcore difficult to compare to any band in concrete due to their wide range of influences not limited to Grind, but also with a Crust & Death touch, but if we should place them in any league, they would be alongside with bands like CRIPPLE BASTARDS, AGATHOCLES, early NAPALM DEATH, ROT, early CARCASS...
RATO RARO's 2nd album is scheduled for imminent release during the first half of May. Don't hesitate to visit the band's official MySpace to hear some songs from their upcoming grinding opus at: www.myspace.com/ratoraro
XTREEM MUSIC is proud to announce the addition to their ranks of one of the best and most promising Thrash Metal acts from the Spanish scene which is no other than OMISSION. Formed back in 2002, they haven been gaining experience and a solid reputation through their three demos and powerful live performances until the release of their debut full-length album "Thrash Metal is Violence" by the end of 2009 on limited self-financed release of 500 copies.
Now this 1st run is sold out and the band has secured a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the re-issue of this album including two unreleased live bonus tracks taken from the same show featured on their split LP with germans OLD
OMISSION defines their style as "Satanicspeed Thrash Metal" and claim the following bands as their influences: Venom, Possessed, Celtic Frost, Bathory, Destruction, Kreator, Sodom... which can easily be heard on their debut full length album to be re-issued by April 15th.
In the meantime, if you're into old fashioned Speed/ Thrash Metal with a real attitude and true feeling, don't hesitate to visit their official MySpace to experience why "Thrash Metal is Violence".