Release date for the debut EP of Iranian Death Metal band AZOOMA, has been set for June 15th through Xtreem Music and will be entitled "A Hymn of the Vicious Monster". The band has recently revealed the artwork and track listing of this EP, which can be seen below.
AZOOMA frontman Shahin Vaqfipour stated the following regarding the concept of the EP: "We really like the idea of telling a story throughout this EP, we want each song to be unique but all of them to relate to each other and complete each other. We wanted to create something new and at the same time, staying true to the roots of Death Metal and its traditions.
"A Hymn of the Vicious Monster"is about a normal person who seems to be a victim of the situations he is in, but eventually it becomes clear that if the conditions are right, he can turn into the monster which he thinks he is a victim of.
It's the nature of mankind. If he has the opportunities, he can turn into something evil which he thinks he would never be and do some vicious deeds. Everyone has this potential, but the true power and purity is not to let this nature, this essence grow".
"A Hymn of the Vicious Monster" is a 6 track EP (34 min.!!) and was mixed and mastered by Iranian producer Ehsan Imani in Mixter Blaze Studio. The artwork was created by the young and talented artist Shahryar Shervin. The EP will be available on both CD and in digital format.
Shahin commented on the artwork: "Shahryar Shervin the one who does the artwork, is a great talented person. He spent so much time with the band during the process of making this EP, discussing the ideas and he really understood and discovered what was on our minds and his work reflects what we want to say visually. We really appreciate what he did on the artwork".
"A Hymn of the Vicious Monster" track list:
2. Chapter I: Self-Inflected
3. Chapter II: Eridanus Supervoid
4. Chapter III: Encapsulated Delusion
5. Chapter IV: Gyrocompass
It is with great pride that Xtreem Music announces the addition to its rooster of one of UK's most veteran and legendary carriers of the flag of true Death Metal, WARLORD UK!!
Formed back in 1993, releasing two demos and signing to Nuclear Blast with whom they released their acclaimed debut album "Maximum Carnage" in 1996, the band later did split in '98 and reformed in 2008 releasing a 2nd album entitled "Evil Within" in 2010 on british label Copro Rec. and a 3rd sef-financed album "We Die As One" in 2013.
It was this 3rd work the one that catched the attention of Xtreem Music that offered a deal to the band and after months of negotiations, we're honoured to say that WARLORD UK belongs to the Xtreem Music family where they have found a safe place to give their honest and authentic incarnation of Death Metal, a fair treatment and get the recognition they deserve.
Deeply rooted in the british classic Death Metal sound of their countrymates BOLT THROWER & BENEDICTION, WARLORD UK completes the triad with their heavy and epic Death Metal that will definitely please every fan of such bands.
WARLORD UK's main man and original member Mark "Warlord" White commented this about their new deal: "We are proud to be signed to Xtreem Music and looking forward to a good working and friendly relationship, I myself know this is a great opportunity for WARLORD UK to excel and start to get the attention we think we deserve after all these years of hard work and dedication to the brutality genre. Bands performing extreme music need an extreme label so who better than Xtreem Music \m/ WARLORD UK onwards and upwards!!!".
The first fruit of this newly signed deal consists on the re-issue of "We Die As One" both on CD & 12"LP as well as a limited print run of shirts. Release date for the CD version is set for June 1st and vinyl will follow some weeks after that.
Iranian Death Metal warriors AZOOMA have just signed a worldwide contract with Xtreem Music. As a result the band will be releasing their debut EP, entitled "A Hymn of the Vicious Monster" in both digital and CD formats during summer 2014 while the band is already working on their debut album for 2015.
Guitarist Ahmad Tokallou commented: "This is what we have been waiting for and it is not only because of our hard work, but also the help from some great and kind friends, who are invisible to others but shared their mighty energy and kindness with us... Xtreem Music is a great label, and this encourages us and give us more hope to go forward… you will hear more from AZOOMA!".
"It's one of the best things that can happen for an artist to co-operate with a good and reliable company such as Xtreem Music", drummer Saeed Shariat says. "I have a good feeling about it and we hope to satisfy Metal heads more… Just wait for our EP, it will make necks ache!".
Dave Rotten, president of Xtreem Music and main man of legendary AVULSED stated the following: "The very first time I heard AZOOMA, I was extremely surprised by their combination of sheer brutality and technical skills at the same time as their EP sounds really heavy with a great production. I'm running the label since 1990 and this is the very first band from Middle East that I decided to sign. They have the right attitude and overall… they sound fucking great!! Hopefully AZOOMA will help to break barriers for other good bands in these countries where extreme Metal isn't that popular".
AZOOMA have paid tribute to legendary MORBID ANGEL by covering heir "Dawn of the Angry" song. The video was launched on Youtube and surprisingly posted by MORBID ANGEL themselves on their official Facebook page. Check out the video here: http://youtu.be/ENV31Qh_tcE
Release date for AZOOMA's debut EP hasn't been scheduled yet, but will take place during the summer, so stay tuned for when an advance track, cover art and release date will be announced. In the meantime, check out this 8 min. live & footage documentary of the band's participation on a Persian Metal festival that took place in Georgia last October 2013. There you'll be able to hear some excerpts of the upcoming EP as background music!! Watch here: http://youtu.be/7QspGJoMqfg
The mysterious and grim spanish Black Metal band WRONG, has inked an agreement with XTREEM MUSIC for the imminent release of their second album that will be entitled "Pessimistic Outcomes" and will include five tracks with a total length of 47 minutes.
This duet, formed by Phlegeton (Wormed, Human Mincer, Banished From Inferno, Godüs...) and DP Rey (The Ytriple Corporation, Neverdie), started as a project in November 2012 and in February 2013 released their debut album "Memories of Sorrow" through the scottish label, Aphelion Productions.
"Pessimistic Outcomes" was entirely produced by the band themselves at their own Delta314 Sound Studio and means a logical progression to the atmospheric and oppressive musical style adopted in their previous album "Memories of Sorrow" but this time, going one step further, with more mature and progressive compositions, highlighting its powerful and defined production.
WRONG displays a very particular vision of Black Metal, performed with conviction and skills, near the swedish Shining, full of desperate and mysterious passages, disturbing pianos, similar to Lifelover or Lunar Aurora, sharp guitars that reveal hypnotic melodies and dark dissonances in the style of Blut Aus Nord, combined with raw mid-paced passages that reminds to Khold but somewhat more dynamic, incorporating powerful galloping rhythms similar to Craft, and of course without giving up traditional quick bursts like Taake or early Satyricon. All this accompanied by a very different and heartbreaking voice that we aren’t used to hearing from Phlegeton, much more sharp and agonizing, telling awful stories of a decadent humanity, without resources in a world consumed by the ashes, where there's only misery and despair, transporting us into unfathomable depths of doom and darkest hell.
The track listing for the album is as follows:
1. Thru the Grey Path to Nowhere (08:53)
2. His Hatred Breathes (08:19)
3. Pessimistic Outcomes (07:48)
4. Dragging my Soul Until the Sunset (11:25)
5. I Thought I'd Woken (09:38)
The current band line-up remains as a duet being accompanied on live shows by the following session members:
We were able to see WRONG live in 2013 at "Madrid in Ruins" festival on November 2 and in Barcelona on December 21 and very soon we will see them again on stage presenting their new album "Pessimistic Outcomes". We can figure out the look of the band and the show they offer, through his latest live video "They Look at Me". http://youtu.be/Zc2uU9eFDPI
Finnish DESECRESY, in their crusade to offer the heaviest and most eerie Death Metal, have finished what's their 3rd opus under the title of "Chasmic Transcendence". Again, Tommi Gronqvist, mainman and responsible of recording all instruments, with the collaboration of Nurmi. T.G. who this time gives us his most rotting vocal registers, made a truly dark and gloomy Death Metal bulldozer that will please every fan of bands like ABHORRENCE, BOLT THROWER, DERKETA, INCANTATION, ROTTREVORE...
This time, "Chasmic Transcendence" offer 14 songs, shorter in length compared to the previous albums, but following the same style or perhaps even heavier and mid paced. Tracklist for the album is as follows:
01. The Ethereal Bane
02. Shattered Monuments
03. The Denied Legacy
04. The Eye of Death
05. Cyclonic Mass Consumptor
06. Sons of the Burning God II
07. Celestial Intoxication
08. Climber of the Sky
09. Hibernant Orbs
10. Travellers of Forbidden Planes
11. Voracious Mass
12. Waters of Neptune
13. Infinite Halls
14. Autumn of Souls
Release date for "Chasmic Transcendence" is set for April 15th on CD format, being followed by vinyl version later on. For more info about DESECRESY, check out their official website: Desecresy @ Facebook
Serbian Death/Thrash maniacs INFEST have just finished the recordings for their 4th album "Cold Blood War" which is ready to be released on April 1st through Xtreem Music.
Track list for the album is as follows:
02. Destroyer of their Throne
03. Of Everlasting Hate
04. Kill their Weakness
05. Among the fallen Ones
06. Demonic Wrath
07. Nuclear Warlust
08. Cold Blood War
09. Terror Lord
10. Neka Vatre Gore (bonus)
A video-clip of the song "Of Everlasting Hate" is being filmed shortly and the band is finishing the booking of their upcoming European tour during the second half of May, presenting their brand new album of what's going to be a total Death/Thrash onslaught full of blood and violence!! To check the dates of INFEST's upcoming eurotour, please, check their official Facebook site: www.facebook.com/infest.serbia
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: