Spanish Black/Death masters FROZEN DAWN have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the imminent release of their sophomore album that will be entitled "Those of the Cursed Light". Hailing from Madrid, the band was formed back in 2006 and released a demo and an EP prior to their debut album "The Old Prophecy of Winterland" from 2011 and has been gaining a good reputation within the national Black Metal scene.
On this second album, FROZEN DAWN explores territories between Black and Death before stepped by bands like NECROPHOBIC, WATAIN, DISSECTION, NAGLFAR, creating a truly astonishing album full of hits!! Every song is equally great where tightness meets a perfect production, blending memorable melodies that swing with sheer aggression that any lover of the aforementioned bands will cry for.
"Those of the Cursed Light" was recorded at Wintermoon Cult Studios by the own band being mixed and mastered by Raúl Casarrubios at the same studios, with artwork made by Gragoth (Luciferium War Graphics). There's also a special collaboration by ex-NECROPHOBIC guitarist Martin Halfdan on the song "Blackened March".
Track list for "Those of the Cursed Light" is as follows:
1. Banished, The Everlasting Confinement
2. Blackened March
3. Those of The Cursed Light
4. Circles of Frostbitten Ice
5. Nocturnal Sacrifice
6. Under Thy Throne
7. The Triumph of God Frost
8. Eternal Frost
9. Kalte Seele
Release date for "Those of the Cursed Light" has been set for March 15th after which, the band will embark on a series of shows all around Spain and possibly some spare shows around Europe to present their brand new album. In the meantime you can get more info about FROZEN DAWN on their official sites:www.frozendawn.com & www.facebook.com/truefrozendawn
Hungarian Death Metal machine GRAVECRUSHER have inked a deal with Xtreem Music and the first of the coming releases for the label will be their debut mini CD entitled "Morbid Black Oath" which will serve as their real introduction to the scene after their 3-song demo "Mutilation Ritual" from 2012 which was later released as a 7"EP and split cassette with also hungarians NECROSODOMY.
This mini CD will contain 4 new songs recorded at Black Hole Sound Studio and will include the 3 songs from the "Mutilation Ritual" demo as bonus. A total of 7 songs of pure Death Metal the nordic way grabbing influences from both the finnish and swedish scene, but not really sounding as your typical copycats. Their sound is brutal, heavy and tight yet catchy, fresh and intense as fuck. Just listen and judge by yourself!!
Tracklist for "Morbid Black Oath" is as follows:
01. Triumph of the Undead
02. Necromantic Perversion
03. Morbid Black Oath
04. Worship the Impaler
05. Mutilation Ritual (*)
06. Deranged Massacre (*)
07. Cryptic Butchery (*)
(*) bonus from "Mutilation Ritual" demo
Cover artwork was made by the killer black & white US artist Mark Riddick and release date for "Morbid Black Oath" is expected something during spring 2014. In the meantime GRAVECRUSHER will keep busy working writing new material for their debut full length album due for early 2015.
Xtreem Music is proud to announce the addition to their ranks of one of Spain's pioneer Death Metal bands APOSENTO. Formed back in 1990, they gained a good reputation with their demos '91 & '93, followed in '97 by their first mini CD after which they entered in a 15-year hiatus until 2012 when they reformed and released another mini CD which was well received within the Spanish extreme Metal underground and quickly making of APOSENTO a force to reckon.
2013 was a busy year for the band, in which they concentrated on writing new songs for their long awaited debut full length album. And here it is!! 24 years after their inception, APOSENTO has just finished the recordings for their self-titled album that shows a truly classic style of Death Metal clearly rooted in sounds of 90's US Death Metal like good old CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE, DEATH, MASSACRE... With a heavy production and awesome cover artwork by Igor Mugerza, "Aposento" is destined to become one of the most outstanding works in the Spanish extreme Metal scene for 2014!!
Legendary US Crossover Thrashers INFAMOUS SINPHONY will see their 89's debut album "Manupulation" reissued through Xtreem Music during February!! After being silent for almost 20 years, the band reformed with all 5 former members self-releasing their 3rd album "Enemies of the State" last year 2013 and now have reached an agreement with Xtreem Music to see their legendary debut re-issued.
"Manipulation" was released by the infamous label Wild Rags back in 1989 and got a great recognition with their raging brand of Thrashcore comparable to bands like CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER, S.O.D., LETHAL AGGRESSION, NUCLEAR ASSAULT and the likes. Now the 16-song album will come out on CD version with mastered sound for the first time ever including 3 bonus tracks taken from their 1990's 4-way split double 12"LP. Booklet will come with lyrics, photos, flyers and liner noter from the band.
If there is a legendary and pioneer band that started blending Death & Black 20 years ago, this one is AURORA BOREALIS from Maryland (USA). Now, with their 6th full length album already recorded, Xtreem Music is proud to announce the addition of the band to its roster, signing them for the release of "Worldshapers" in spring 2014.
Formed back in 1994 by mainman Ron Vento, the band has been developing their unique brand of brutal, fast and technical yet melodic Death Metal with adequate doses of Black Metal. One of the most outstanding points in the history of AURORA BOREALIS has been the usage of top drummers for the recordings of all their albums such as Tony Laureano, Derek Roddy, Tim Yeung and currently Mark Green, which gives a good idea of the band's pedigree, and everything excellently topped by the awesome songwriting of Ron Vento.
"Worldshapers" is the 6th full length album, their finest work to date, which contains 10 tracks of relentless Death/ Black with an astonishing production at Ron Vento's very osn Nightsky Studios, blending elements that might evoke bands like early HATE ETERNAL, ANGEL CORPSE, IMMORTAL, CARCASS, NILE, EMPEROR… but managed in a masterly way and with lyrics dealing about mythologic, cosmic and futuristic matters.
Serbian Deathrashers INFEST have inked a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their upcoming 4th album!! During the 10 years of existence of INFEST, the band has been becoming one of the leading extreme Metal acts in their own country by releasing two demos, one EP and three albums and playing countless shows not only in their homeland, but also abroad.
The music of INFEST could be described as a violent, fast and intense blend of Thrash and Death Metal with influences that might come from bands like MERCILESS, DARK ANGEL, SEPULTURA, MAGNUS, SLAYER… The 4th album of the band will be entitled "Clod Blood War" and will be recorded during January 2014 for its release in April, being followed by an European tour in May, where INFEST will spread their merciless Deathrash all over the continent.
Artwork, track list and an advance track of the new album, will be posted in February, right after it's recorded, but in the meantime, you can enjoy listening to the entire 3rd album "Everlasting Genocide" on this link: http://youtu.be/RouY4fjjkto and also check the band's raging intensity live on their recent appearance at November to Dismember Fest. in Bucharest (Romania) on this link: http://youtu.be/60IioYZQPUU
Slovenian thrashers ERUPTION will see their debut album "Lifeless Paradise", originally released in 2009 by On-Parole Prod., re-issued by Xtreem Music with remastered sound, two bonus tracks and totally revamped cover artwork. This work marked the debut (after their 2007 demo) for this killer band devoted to the sounds of the good old Bay Area Thrash from the 80's. Any lover of bands like VIO-LENCE, ATROPHY, FORBIDDEN, ACROPHET, TESTAMENT, EXODUS... should keep an eye open for this band!!
You can also check the band's latest video-clip of the song "Fractured" from their 2nd album "Tenses Collide", also released on Xtreem Music in December 2012. Watch here:
Chilean Death Metallers PUTRID EVOCATION have inked a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their debut album due for 2014. The band, formed by K. Exekutioner (drums) in Iquique, which later moved to Santiago and got joined by B. Nekroskull (guitar/vocals) and with whom recorded their debut EP (after some demos) "Blackness Enshroud" in 2012 being released in 2013 by Apocalyptic Prod. After this, R. Impaler (bass) joined the band so PUTRID EVOCATION started to play live shows and working on new songs for an eventual full length album.
The music of PUTRID EVOCATION can be described as a repugnant, dirty and destructive Death Metal emerged from the cold lands of Europe and the aggression of south American Metal, creating a dark, dense and rotting atmosphere grabbing influences from bands such as AUTOPSY, INCANTATION, DARKTHRONE, CONVULSE, NIHILIST amongst others.
Spanish Black Metal newcomers SVIPDAGR have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their debut album "Black Verses" for its imminent release next month of October.
Originally formed in early 2013 by Volundr (guitar/bass) and Funedëim (guitar/vocals), they were later joined by Thanatos (drums) from the band CAULDRON. The three members hails from three different cities of Spain, but this wasn't an obstacle for them to create their personal vision of Black Metal in its most raw, classic and genuine style. Dragging influences from bands like DARKTHRONE, BATHORY, IMMORTAL, HADES, CARPATHIAN FOREST, early SATYRICON, very old EMPEROR… this debut album of SVIPDAGR is a ode to Black Metal in its purest form, containing 9 songs varying from the most raw and primitive form to epic & pagan acoustic passages. Even sounding grim, "Black Verses" owns enough variation with excellent riffs that will please any lover of good old Black Metal.
Track listing for "Black verses" is as follows:
1. Black Souls (Intro)
2. Black Verses For Black Souls
3. Sacrifice II - A Dead Sentence that Never Comes
4. View Through the Rusty Helm
5. Infighting, Evocation to Black Metal II
6. Ego Sum Lux Mundi (I'm the Light of the World)
7. In the Darkness of Faith
8. Slaves of the Sword Without Edge
9. Two Shades in the Way (Outro)
The long awaited 2nd album of finnish Death Metal legends PURTENANCE is finished and soon to be released through Xtreem Music!! After 2012's comeback EP "Sacrifice the King" which got mixed feelings amongst fans, the band not only continued working on new songs, but also added a second guitarist named Ville Nokelainen and entered studios in spring 2013 to record this new album entitled "Awaken From Slumber" at the same time they offered their first shows in 20 years.
For those who expect a "Member…II", they won't find it here. That album was done over 20 years ago with a different line up. "Awaken From Slumber" album shows the heaviest and darkest side of the band. This is how PURTENANCE sounds 2013!! A fucking crushing, heavy and gloomy Death Metal with inhuman brutal vocals. Those who weren't satisfied with their previous EP should give it a listen to this new album cos they'll be gladly surprised!!
Track listing for "Awaken From Slumber" is as follows:
03. What Was Hidden
04. Toxic Death
05. Field of Terror
06. Vaikka Paahtuisin Tulessa
07. End for the Parasites (Called Humankind)
08. Hour of the Cannibal
09. Temptation of Suicide
10. Risen From Grave
11. Endless Abyss (outro)
Release date on CD format is scheduled for October 1st, being followed in November by a vinyl version. Just after the release of the album, PURTENANCE will play their very first show outside Finland at RITUAL ZOMBI FEST together with label mates AVULSED, DISSECT (hol), CHRIST DENIED & ONIROPHAGUS in October 12th to take place in Madrid (Spain).
First official video-clip since 1995's "Powdered Flesh"... AVULSED have unleashed a killer video of the song "Death Flesh Awakened" from their acclaimed new album "Ritual Zombi" released in by XTREEM MUSIC. Don't miss this brutal and frantic zombie orgy!! You can watch the video on the following link:
OUIJA, one of Spain's most legendary Black Metal acts (if not the most), who released the classic album "Riding Into the Funeral Paths" in '97 via Repulse Records and reunited in '09 releasing the comeback EP "Adversary" in late 2010, have finished recordings for their very long awaited 2nd album entitled "Ave Voluptatis Carnis".
The band, consisting on original vocalist Midgard (also in SPELLCRAFT) and original guitarist Map together with also SPELLCRAFT's members Fulgur (drums) & Murcilag (guitar) who also recorded the aforementioned EP, have replaced previous bass player with new one called Hastur. "Ave Voluptatis Carnis" was recorded at Nomad Studios and later mastered at swedish Necromorbus Studio obtaining a great result. Cover artwork was done by great spanish artist Igor Mugerza who also did the cover art for the latest SPELLCRAFT album.
OUIJA's new album continues the band's traditional style of first class intense and aggressive Black Metal full of killer riffs and melodies with varied and dynamic structures, making of this album an enjoyable experience and a fresh breath on this style full of so many average and futile bands that just only care about their fake image and boring simplistic songs.
Spanish most legendary and pioneer Thrash Metal band FUCK OFF is about to unleash their long awaited comeback album!! Just one year after their 1988 debut album "Another Sacrifice" was re-issued, the band, reformed in 2010, will see their 3rd full length "Smile As You Kill" released in September through Xtreem Music.
"Smile As You Kill" will contain 7 new songs, a re-recording of 87's "People in War" from their very first 7"EP and a cover of RAINBOW's "Long Live Rock & Roll" which was intented for a DIO tribute album with spanish bands that was supposed to come out in early 2011. All this stuff has been written & recorded during the last 2-3 years with different members but with original member Pep Casas (guitars) and new vocalist Albert as main basis of the album. However, one of the songs ("Gardens of Stone") was entirely recorded by original vocalist Joe.
The new album follows the traditional style of the band, an old fashioned Speed/ Thrash/ Heavy Metal totally exempt from modern influences and clichés, being recorded the 80's way with analogic systems, but counting with the mastering of swedish gurú Dan Swanö who gave all the songs the heavy and powerful feeling it needed. Cover artwork has been made by great greek artist Gerasimos Kolokas.
Tracklist of "Smile As You Kill" is as follows:
2. Doomed From the Cradle
3. Gardens of Stone
4. Smile As You Kill
5. The Priest
6. We Are Back in Town
7. Impera la Corrupción
8. People in War 
9. Long Live Rock & Roll [Rainbow]
The album will be released in mid-late September and it's it's a perfect dose for all these lovers of true 80's Speed/ Thrash that lost the faith with all these new school and also old classic bands that forgot their essence with these super-clean, perfectly retouched and digitally adultered recordings. FUCK OFF are here to show that true old fashined Metal will never die!! An advance track from "Smile As You Kill" can be heard on the following link:
Spanish heaviest Doom/Death outfit ONIROPHAGUS are ready to unleash their first full length album after their acclaimed debut EP "Defiler of Hope" which was self-released in early 2012 and was re-issued by XTREEM MUSIC back in April 2013.
"Prehuman" contains 7 songs recorded, mixed and mastered by Javi Félez at Moontower Studios and develops the style marked on their debut release with a massive dose of heavy, gloomy and solemn Doom/ Death dragging influences from bands like OPHIS, ASPHYX, INCANTATION, NECROS CHRISTOS, MY DYING BRIDE,...
The album will be released in September 1st through the new collabotarion between XTREEM MUSIC & MDD. An advance track from "Prehuman" can be heard on the following link:
Although the long awaited comeback EP of US heaviest Death Metal legends ROTTREVORE was recorded back in March 2011 and planned for a summer release through Xtreem Music, the fact is that several problems made it impossible until now. However, the band already made available for listening these tracks on their website, getting an astonishing reaction from fans worldwide.
It is now, in August 2013, when this 3-song EP titled "Hung by the Eyesockets", recorded & produced by Erik Rutan at Mana Recording Studio in Florida, will see the light on CD format, being followed, a couple of months later, by a very special vinyl version.
One of these problems that delayed this release was the cover artwork and after trying three artists, the band decided to use the skills of Juanjo Castellano who again proved to be one of the most renowned artists in extreme Metal, creating another sick piece of art.
Originally entitled "Blind Sided attack", this EP changed its name for "Hung by the Eyesockets", so for those who might think this is a different release, don't worry it's the same one. This release will coincide with ROTTREVORE's very first and only European appearance ever at KillTown Deathfest in Denmark next 30th of August.
Release date for "Hung by the Eyesockets" is planned for August 8th and an advance track can be heard here:
Finally!! This is the very first advance song of the new AVULSED album "Ritual Zombi" titled "Dead Flesh Awakened".
Check it out at the band's official Facebook and leave your comments!!
The wait is over!! One of the most sought after recordings of the 90's spanish Death Metal scene is finally going to be rescued from oblivion. This is the unreleased album "Reverie" by ABSORBED, recorded back in '96, but never totally finished and released... until now!! Accompanying this lost gem there's all the recorded material by the band from their very beginnings in '91 to their demise in '96. There's also an unreleased 7"EP from '93, tracks from a 3-way split CD from '94, their demos '91 & '92 and a very good live recording from '96.
ABSORBED was one of the leading Death Metal bands in the spanish scene during the 1st half of the 90's playing a somewhat unique style unusual on this scene back then, which was a quite technical Death Metal in the vein of the early precursors of this style such as DEATH, OBLIVEON, GORGUTS, PESTILENCE, ATHEIST...
This release, which is part of the "Xtreem Cult Series", comes in a 2-CD with 31 songs clocking 2 and a half hours containing all the aforementioned recordings with remastered sound and a complete booklet featuring an exclusive interview depicting the complete band's history as well as lots of photos, demo covers, etc.
"Reverie" is a must-have piece on every good old 90's classic Death Metal collector. Release date is expected for July 22th and here you can hear the opening track for this unreleased album:
After 5 endless months since recordings started and going through laborious process of editing, mixing & mastering, the long awaited new album of AVULSED "Ritual Zombi" is finished!! This album will have a never-seen-before particularity on such an undeground Death Metal release (even never seen on major labels!!) and consists of a simultaneous release with 9 releases on 8 different labels around the world in 4 different formats:
- Xtreem Music (Europe) CD
- Seraved Rec. (North America) CD
- Coyote Rec. (Russia/CIS) CD
- American Line Prod. (Central America) CD
- Obliteration Rec. (Japan/Oceania) CD
- Disembodied Rec. (South America) CD
- Xtreem Music (World) vinyl 12"LP
- Narrowwards Rec. (Asia) Cassette
- Metalhit & Avulsed (World) Digital
All releases are due to come out in September 1st, making it instantly available almost everywhere at reasonable prices within their own territories.
Track listing for "Ritual Zombi" is as follows:
01. Dawn of Apocalypse (Intro)
02. Dead Flesh Awakened
04. ...Was Not My Blood
05. Horrified by Repulsion
07. Elegy for the Rotting (Interlude)
08. Unborn of the Undead
10. Zombie Ritual (DEATH)
11. Cannivegan Corpse
12. Cult of the Living Dead
13. Devoured and Forgotten (Outro)
As the band states: "We're extremely proud of the final result. We feel we took the best decision using Javi from Moontower Studios for the mixing cos he knew what we wanted in every moment; his experience was essential. But the work made by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios on the mastering which in fact wasn't a typical mastering, but kind of a second mix, was what definitely gave this new album an incredibly heavy, thick and organic sound. We never sounds so fucking crushing!! This is easily the best AVULSED album, not only productionwise, but also the own songs and the great cover artwork, of course!!".
A new song will be revealed in the coming days via the band's official Facebook, so stay tuned!! In the meantime, the band has organized a special pre-listening party next friday 19th of July at the Tyrant metal pub in Madrid after 20:30h. for anyone, both medias, fans and friends that wants to give it a complete listening to the album. Of course, all band members will be there to share some beers, so if any of you is in Madrid in that moment and want to have an exclusive listening to the whole "Ritual Zombi" album, you're more than welcome!!
The band is preparing very special packs both on CD & 12"LP (gatefold) formats contaning lots of stuff like exclusive shirt, signed photocard, patch, sticker, badge, guitar pick, exclusive card, poster, etc... limted to 100 units that will be available for preorder in early August exclusively through the Xtreem Music online shop.
Legendary Finnish Death Metallers NECROPSY have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their brand new 4-song mini CD "Psychopath Next Door" and their upcoming 2nd full length album most probably for 2014.
Formed back in 1987, the band released numerous demos and EP's until 1993 when they disbanded to later reform in 2011. Among these early recordings, the band did a split LP with DEMIGOD and they're having all these demos, split and EP's re-issued on a 3-CD/4-LP set through Century Media under the title of "Tomb of the Forgotten" out in June 2013. After releasing their debut full length in 2011, the band started long negotiations with Xtreem Music resulting on a deal that will see their new work widely spread, putting back the band's name on the underground Death Metal map in hopes to get the recognition they always deserved.
"Psychopath Next Door" delivers 4 songs of heavy and catchy classic Death Metal with their usual finnish touch. Release date for this EP is still not decided though it should happen during summer 2013. For now you you can actually listen to an advance song on the following link:
http://youtu.be/MPNw4QKR3lY and also check the band's official Facebook at: Necropsy