2nd album out of the five finnish Death Metal releases planned for this year on Xtreem Music is TORTURE PULSE's sophomore release "God Leash". Hereby we can already reveal the album cover art made by Toni Hietomaa, an advance track, full album tracklist and release date.
"God Leash" is hell of a Death Metal opus featuring 10 relentless songs that ranges from crazy fast grinding parts to crushing slow passages, going through catchy crusty riffs, everything in a killer blend of old school fashioned finnish and swedish-styled Death Metal that will for sure please every fan of bands like GRAVE, ENTOMBED, BOLT THROWER, AUTOPSY, CARNAGE, VOMITORY...
Track listing for "God Leash" is as follows:
01. Myths of Belial Incarnated
02. On Lacerated Wings
03. Burst of Black Blood
04. Napalm to the Cross
05. Macabre Magister
06. Army of Pestilence
07. Plague Poetry
08. Glory that Was
09. Golgotha Revisited
10. Morbid Connection Through Flesh
After releasing their astonishing debut EP, "A Hymn of the Vicious Monster" in May 2014 through Xtreem Music, Iranian Death Metal act AZOOMA have recently entered the studio to start recording their first full length studio album which will be released this year again via Xtreem Music. The recording will take place in Mashhad at 'Azooma Studio' under the supervision of the band's drummer Saeed Shariat.
Saeed commented: "We are excited indeed to bring some new material to our fans. Our upcoming album will have more horror, a more complicated story and more blood. This is something different and we assure you that this one will blow your mind, it's something you haven't heard before".
Also the band has recently signed a management contract with Mohsen Fayazi and Stargazer Consultancy. Mohsen commented on AZOOMA's forthcoming album: "I am glad that these guys found their way on the Death Metal path of glory. By listening to the demos of Azooma's upcoming album, I can say they found their signature style in this genre of music".
Spanish Death Metal veterans AVULSED are entering the studio this friday to begin recording process of 4 new songs for an upcoming new EP due to come out next September right before embarking on their 5th European tour (3rd one as headliners).
Title for this new EP will be "Altar of Disembowelment" and it's going to include 4 new songs plus a cover song of BLACK SABBATH's "Neon Knights" recorded in December 2010 for a spanish tribute to B.S. that never happened, so the band decided to use it on this release. Recording and mixing will be handled by Furni (ex-AVULSED drummer) at his own Overhead Studios to be mastered later on by Dan Swanö and Unisound Studios.
The 4 new songs are following a heavier direction than the previous stuff still with the unmistakable Death Metal style of AVULSED and will mean the recording debut with the band for drummer Erik Raya. Cover artwork will be once again handled by the genius Juanjo Castellano.
Late 2014 & 2015 is showing AVULSED in better shape than ever having already played festivals like Hammersonic (Indonesia), Metal Head's Mission (Ukraine), Euskal Assault, (Spain), BOS Deaftest (Greece), Apulia Metalfest (Italy) and tons of shows around Spain. Upcoming dates for this year includes:
25.04 Grado / Mutant Fest
08.05 Salamanca / III Bunker Metal Fest
09.05 Segovia / Dislocation Fest
16.05 Catania (Italy) / III Rise of the Underground
23.05 San Sebastián / Sala Doka
24.05 Clermont-Ferrand (France) / 10th EuropaVox Fest
06.06 Jaén / 6º Jaén Metal Fest
17.07 Domasa (Slovenia) / Festering Blood Fest
RITUAL ZOMBI OVER EUROPE 2015 (Avulsed+Natron+Prion)
18.09 Lyron (France) / Warmaudio
19.09 Wermelskirchen (Germany) / NRW Deathfest
20.09 Zandaam (holland) / Zaandam Deathfest
21.09 Paris (France) / Le Klub
22.09 Deinze (Belgium) / Elpee
23.09 Berlin (Germany) / K17
24.09 Prague (Czech Rep.) / Modra Vopice
25.09 Brastislava (Slovakia) / U Ocka
26.09 Brescia (Italy) / Brixia Deathfest
06.11 Badajoz / TBA
07.11 Beja (Portugal) / 5th Pax Julia Metal Fest
19.12 Valencia / Festival TBA
Release date for "Altar of Disembowelment" is secheduled for 9th of September on CD format through Xtreem Music while a vinyl version on 10" format should come out through greek label Repulsive Echo Records on a still undetermined date. Before that, Xtreem Music will also be doing a re-issue of the classic band's 2nd album from '99 "Stabwound Orgasm" both on CD, 12"LP & T-Shirt formats.
In 2015, Xtreem Music will speak finnish... this is because we'll be releasing 4 of the best Death Metal albums to come out from Finland!! First of them is the debut of AMPUTORY which will be entitled "Ode to Gore", a fantastic album that follows the tradition of legendary countrymates like FUNEBRE, ADRAMELECH, DEMIGOD, DEPRAVITY... yet with a slight swedish touch in some riffs.
AMPUTORY spent the whole year 2014 and first months of 2015 recording "Ode to Gore" and it's now when this beast of an album will get you all by the balls!! It has all the good elements to become a future classic in finnish Death Metal. Yeah, we all say this, but OK, we'll see you in 10-15 years, haha!!
Track listing for "Ode to Gore" is as follows:
1. Enslaved in the Basement
2. Ode to Gore
3. Cleansing by the Blade
8. Illusion of Sanity
AMPUTORY will also participate at this year's edition of the already cult festival Finish Death Metal Maniacs (www.fdmmfest.com) that will take place in Pori (Finland) next 10-12th of September for which tickets were sold out in a matter of hours!!
Spanish new Thrash Metal sensation HOLYCIDE have launched a killer new video-lyric from the song "Apocalyse Riders", made by DP Rey and taken from their debut EP "Toxic Mutation" released back in February 2015 through Xtreem Music.
"Toxic Mutation" is a gasp of fresh air in the healthy and uprising spanish Thrash Metal scene, showing an intense and aggressive yet catchy style discovering the vocal capabilities of AVULSED's Dave Rotten who's surprising everyone with his raging and dynamic thrashing style. HOLYCIDE are here to claim and preserve the true essence of Thrash Metal, the aggressive way, no wimp shit!! Any lover of bands like DARK ANGEL, INFERNÄL MÄJESTY, ATROPHY, CORONER, SEPULTURA (beneath), SACRIFICE... will go nuts with HOLYCIDE!!
British Death Metal mongers RAVENS CREED have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their upcoming album which is currently being recorded at Tenko Studios in Nottingham and will be entitled "Ravens Krieg".
RAVENS CREED was formed back in 2006 by Steve Watson (ex-Iron Monkey & Cerebral Fix) and Jay Graham (ex-Skyclad, Return to The Sabbat and Iommi) being joined by Frazer Craske (ex-Sabbat) and Ben Ward (Orange Goblin) who later left the band during some of the various line-up changed the band suffered, being nowadays completed by Al Osta (Cerebral Fix) & Rod Boston.
The discography of RAVENS CREED is compound by four EP's and two albums, these two through Czech label Doomentia: "Albion Thunder" ('09) and "The Power" ('12) where the band has been developing their very own style of old fashioned Death Metal with a Crusty edge inspired by the sound of bands like MASTER, VENOM and HELLHAMMER.
Spanish legedary Brutal Death Metal band CHRIST DENIED, formed back in 1994, is getting ready for their very 1st live performance as a quartet after changing from a 2-piece to a 4-piece band!! This will be next 1st of May in Madrid (Spain) during the 1st edition of the MADRID DEATHFEST alongside with bands like INTERNAL SUFFERING, INCINERATE, NEUROMA, KEVLAR SKIN, VIRULENCY & CRANIAL BLOWOUT.
Back in February, CHRIST DENIED rehearsed for the first time as a quartet and here you can see a video of that first session: https://youtu.be/cIkIEtiAchk as well as the very first band photo with the current line-up (from left to right):
Roger B. - Guitars
Dave Rotten - Vocals
Roger P. - Bass
Erik Raya - Drums
The two latest addition to CHRIST DENIED are drummer Erik Raya who also plays in AVULSED & FAMISHGOD and bass player Roger P. who also plays in TIBOSITY together with Roger B. (INFECTED FLESH). The band is now getting ready for their upcoming live show and after that will start writing new material for their 3rd album, first one having a human drummer after more than 20 years of existence!!
Recently reunited swedish masters of the darkest and heaviest Death Metal ever to come out from that country, namely MOONDARK, will see "The Shadowpath", their only recording to date, re-issued through Xtreem Music next May 1st.
MOONDARK was born in 1993 with members that later have played in bands like INTERMENT, ENTRAILS, CENTINEX, KATATONIA, UNCANNY, DELLAMORTE, FULMINATION and many more. They only recorded a 7-song demo in '93 that remained unreleased until 2007 when it was released on (supposedly) limited edition on CD & 12"LP with quite poor presentation. The style of MOONDARK is an incredibly heavy, rotting an dark Death Metal in the vein of bands like early CRYPT OF KERBEROS, CREMATORY (swe), BOLT THROWER, ETERNAL DARKNESS...
Now "The Shadowpath" gets a proper re-issue featuring new cover artwork by the killer artist Juanjo Castellano and a complete booklet with liner notes, lyrics, original demo cover, live photos from both their only show in '93 and their reunion show at Killtown Deathfest 2014. First will come the CD version with a limited T-shirt run and some months later there will be a vinyl version with gatefold cover and all that mentioned stuff.
Finnish Death Metal veterans TORTURE PULSE have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their upcoming 2nd album which is currently being completed and will be entitled "God Leash".
TORTURE PULSE were formed back in 2005 featuring members from MYTHOS, BELIAL & IMPALED NAZARENE and have released a demo in 2008, followed by their debut album "Plague Poetry" in 2010, a split 7"EP with JOHANSSON & SPECKMANN and a 7-song mini CD entitled "Devilroot" in 2014. Their style is a heavy and catchy Death Metal in its purest form with a sound reminiscent of bands like GRAVE, ENTOMBED, BOLT THROWER, AUTOPSY, CARNAGE, VOMITORY...
Release date for "God Leash" is not settled yet, but will happen during this summer and soon we'll reveal the album cover art as well as an advance song, track listing and a definite release date for it. In the meantime, visit TORTURE PULSE's website at www.facebook.com/torturepulse and listen to their latest EP here: www.torturepulse.bandcamp.com
25 years after their inception, one of Spain's Death Metal pioneers SACROPHOBIA, is about to see all their recordings officially re-issued on CD under the title of "Dark Requiems".
Their 1st demo "Only Death is Irreversible" came out in 1991 through Drowned Productions (pre-Repulse/pre-Xtreem Music) being followed by a 2nd demo recorded in '92 which was destined to be a 7"EP on Seraphic Decay Records, but that never happend and thus remained unreleased. Then in '93 two more songs were records for a 5-way split CD with other 4 spanish Death Metal bands entitled "Dead Flesh". A total of 10 studio tracks plus 3 unreleased tunes recorded live in '93 and 2 live cover songs, was the legacy of SACROPHOBIA before splitting up in early '94. After this, one of their guitarists, Juancar, joined AVULSED.
SACROPHOBIA were true devotees of the most pure swedish Death Metal style reminiscent of bands like GOD MACABRE, UTUMNO, NIHILIST, MORPHEUS, CARNAGE, AFFLICTED... and this demo-collection is a must for any Death Metal specialist who isn't happy with just bad quality mp3's from the net. This CD comes with remastered sound and killer booklet with liner notes, demo covers, band photos, flyers, gig posters...
REINCARNATION, one of the most veteran and legendary Brutal Death Metal bands from the Spanish scene, are about to see their 1997 debut album "Void" re-issued together with their previous mini CD "Seed of Hate" from 1995. Both recordings will come with remastered sound and 4 live bonus with perfect soundboard quality taken from the legendary 1998 Repulsive Festival. Everything will come revamped design still retaining the awesome artwork painted by the mythic artist Joe Petagno (MOTÖRHEAD's favourite).
All fans of authentic Brutal Death (no modern -core shit) will applaude this re-issue, as this one belongs to the league of killer 90's albums when this style wasn't polluted by trendy fashion-boys influences (call them gay-looking fringe-boys or ridiculous rap-looking cap-posers). Remember the good old times of bands like PYREXIA, SKELETON OF GOD, SUFFOCATION, INTERNAL BLEEDING... and you'll get the point!!
REINCARNATION is currently hard working on their comeback album (although they never really splitted) that started to be recorded a couple of years ago and was interrupted because of several problems with the label that was supposed to release it. Now recordings are almost finished and soon they'll start the mixing process. Tentative title for this album, planned for fall 2015, is "The Beginning of the End" and will see the band digging deeper in their own style with a more brutal approach, tighter skills and much better production, still sounding 100% REINCARNATION!!
Check a studio video with a fragment of the new album clicking here.
Friday the 13th... what a better day to announce the signing through Xtreem Music of italian horror freaks GRAVESITE?? Despite being a new band, formed in 2014 and with only one demo release, the band is formed by experienced musicians coming from bands like HAEMOPHAGUS, UNDEAD CREEP & CANCER SPREAD to name a few.
GRAVESITE's devotion for authentic Death Metal in its purest form, has managed to catch the attention of Xtreem Music and they're already working on the final details before entering Umberto Furlan's Inline Recording Studio during the 2nd half of April to record their debut album tentatively entitled "Horrifying Nightmares..." and whose release date is planned for July 1st, right before embarking on an European tour together with RESTOS HUMANOS.
If you're a true Death Metal lover and go nuts with bands like AUTOPSY, GRAVE, CARCASS... then GRAVESITE is for you and you shouldn't waste a second to visit their Bandcamp site to listen and download (for free!!) their debut demo "Obsessed by the Macabre" right here: www.gravesite.bandcamp.com
As announced before, here's the cover art for the debut album of swedish Deathmetallers ASHCLOUD "Abandon All Light" which was created by renowned swedish artist Daniel Devilish.
ASHCLOUD is the product of Jonny Pettersson's sick mind, who's also vocalist in the legendary swedish band WOMBBATH. Expect nothing but a heavy crusty Death Metal influenced by bands like CARNAGE, BOLT THROWER, VOMITORY, ENTOMBED, CONVULSE...
Track list for "Abandon All Light" is:
1. Under Dödens Vingar (pt.1)
2. Abandon All Light
3. A Hunderd Years of Darkness
4. Devoured Alive
5. Drowning in Your Own Blood
6. Watch Your Children Burn
7. The Second Wind is Coming
8. Under Dödens Vingar (pt.2)
Spain's most legedary Thrash Metal band FUCK OFF are about to unleash a new album to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their 2nd album "Hell On Earth" originally released in 1990.
This album will be entitled "Hell On Earth II (Revisited & Faster)" and contains 7 re-recorded songs from the original album (one being the song "Inquisición" but sung in english under the title of "Embraced by Religion") as well as 4 original single versions from 1989, 2 long versions of the album tracks recorded in 2013 and 2 songs from the "Invasion" demo recorded in 2000. A total of 15 tracks in the classic Speed/ Thrash Metal style of this spanish classic band. Artwork has been again painted by greek artist Gerasimos Kolokas who already did their 2013 album "Smile As You Kill", creating another masterpiece as you can see here.
Track list for "Hell On Earth II (Revisited & Faster)" is:
01. Hell On Earth (2014)
02. Blasphemy (2014)
03. Whom You Have Never to Say His Name (2014)
04. Rider From Hell (2014)
05. Embraced by Religion (2014)
06. Witch, Hell Below the Belly (2014)
07. Midnight Confession (2014)
08. Torquemada (2000 Invasion - Demo) [Bonus]
09. Cyclone Pt. IV (2000 Invasion - Demo) [Bonus]
10. Hell On Earth (2013 Long Version) [Bonus]
11. Midnight Confession (2013 Long Version) [Bonus]
12. Embrion, Witch Below the Belly (1989 Single Version 1989) [Bonus]
13. Inquisición (1989 Single Version) [Bonus]
14. Hell On Earth (1989 Single Version) [Bonus]
15. Midnight Confession (1989 Single Version) [Bonus]
It was in 1991 when the 1st demo by spanish Death Metallers HUMAN WASTE was released on the legendary Drowned Productions (pre-Repulse/pre-Xtreem Music) and this was the 3rd title on this label. There weren't almost any Death Metal bands in the spanish scene, but HUMAN WASTE arose like a whirlwind with their brutal, twisted and somewhat technical Death Metal creating an own and recognizable sound with their weird riffing and complex structures.
HUMAN WASTE recorded 4 demos, one each year, between 1991 & 1994, but the 4th one, even if it was Death Metal, it was already showing a deviation towards more progressive & experimental sounds, so this release coming out in 2015 through Xtreem Music, is focusing on the first three demos, the most brutal and merely Death Metal. These three demos: "The Miracle of Death" ('91), "Existential Nausea" ('92) & "Promo Tape '93" ('93) are being re-issued in one CD entitled "Harvest Remnants" with remastered sound, liner notes and lots of bands photos, demo covers, flyers, etc. and comes with a killer artwork by canadian artist Derek Restivo.
The debut EP of spanish Thrashers HOLYCIDE, featuring Dave Rotten (AVULSED) on vocals, is totally finished and ready to go!! So we can already advance the cover artwork for "Toxic Mutation", created by US artist Mark Riddick as well as an advance track.
The recording and mixing process of "Toxic Mutation" took around 5 months, being recorded in different studios and mixed and mastered by Raúl Fournier "Furni" at his own Overhead Studios, achieving a truly great production!! The EP contains 5 own songs plus a cover version of DARK ANGEL's "Merciless Death", showing such a fresh, aggressive, dynamic, intense and catchy Thrash Metal like most probably you haven't heard for a long time!! Lovers of bands like DARK ANGEL, INFERNAL MAJESTY, ATROPHY, CORONER, SACRIFICE, SEPULTURA (beneath)... will find in HOLYCIDE a new force to reckon!!
Tracklist for "Toxic Mutation" is as follows:
1. No Escape
2. Blood Typhoon
3. Apocalypse Riders
4. Radiation Endgame
5. Life Turned to Dust
6. Merciless Death (Dark Angel)
2014 has been a very productive year for Xtreem Music!! 27 releases in 12 months with bands from places like Iran and Nepal, but now we can announce the signing of a quite veteran band from... China!! They're ULULATE, a one-man band that started back in 2001 as a Black Meta outfit and now have mutated into a solid Death Metal act.
ULULATE released their debut album back in 2002 and then some EP's and splits until in 2014, Spectre, the only man behind the band, who plays all instruments, recorded a new album entitled "Back to Cannibal World" displaying a very personal vision of horror themed Death Metal incorporating weird and twisted elements in it. To give you an idea of ULULATE's sound, it comes as a blend of influences from bands like very early CARBONIZED, AUTOPSY, IMMOLATION demo days, OLD FUNERAL and even japanese NECROPHILE.
Cover artwork for "Back to Cannibal World", depicting some chinese zombies, has been created by killer spanish artist César Valladares and tracklist for the album is as follows:
1. Not Always Be Silent
2. Red Wine
3. Decease and Sadness
4. Anxiety of Mortality
6. Mrs. Cobra
7. Real Catastrophe
8. Song Dan Ping
Spanish legendary Death Metal act APOSENTO (formed back in 1990), have unleashed their very first video-clip ever, taken from their debut album "Aposento", released back in May 2014 through Xtreem Music. The chosen track is "Alma Condenada" (Condemned Soul), which perfectly represents the crushing Death Metal style of the band, always loyal to 90's Florida style.
Spanish thrashers BREATHLESS are totally ready for the release of their sophomore album that will be entitled "Return to Pangea" whose cover artwork we can actually reveal as well as an advance track. Release date has been set for the 20th of January 2015 through Xtreem Music.
The debut album of BREATHLESS was released back in January 2011 and quickly helped them to get stablished amongst the finesh Thrash Meal acts within the spanish scene. Now, four years later, the band is back as a trio, more mature and with a more defined style, thrashier than ever!!
Tracklist for "Return to Pangea" is as follows:
01. Tectonic Chant
03. Atomic Waste
04. Introspective Nightmare
05. Return to Pangea
06. Beyond the Ritual
08. Ursula has a Tank
10. Brooding Wraith
11. Spinning Metal
Yes, you've read well!! British Crust/Punk fueled Thrash Metal legends CEREBRAL FIX have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their long awaited new album!!
Existing since 1986 and having released 4 albums between 1988-1992, CEREBRAL FIX reformed back in 2006 with both original guitarists Gregg Fellows and Anthony Warburton together with former vocalist Simon Forrest, the band got Andy Baker (ex-SACRILEGE) on drums and Steve Watson (RAVENS CREED) on bass to complete the line-up. The band was especially active during 2014 when they got to play a few shows until in October, due to personal reasons, vocalist Simon Forrest had to leave the band, being immediately replaced by Al Osta, who already proved to be a good frontman in RAVENS CREED. With this line-up, CEREBRAL FIX opened for MORBID ANGEL last 10th of December in Birmingham, getting a very good acceptance.
CEREBRAL FIX is now working on last details for their comeback album which is planned to be recorded during the first months of 2015 and according to Andy Baker's words "it's going to be a cross between the 1st album and upbeat DISCHARGE". So this is a clear statement that the band is back where they left on their acclaimed debut album from 1988 "Life Sucks… and Then You Die!".
CEREBRAL FIX is having a new split 7"EP with SELFLESS through Fear Me! Music during December and we'll keep you informed as news flows from the band regarding the recording of the new album. In the meantime, visit their official websites at www.facebook.com/CerebralFixDirtbirds and www.cerebralfix.co.uk