Spanish new Thrash Metal sensation HOLYCIDE, leaded by Dave Rotten from AVULSED are currently in studio finishing the mixes of their upcoming debut EP at Overhead Studios with Raúl Fournier "Furni" (ex-AVULSED drummer) as producer.
HOLYCIDE's inception happened back in 2004 and went through various line-up tryouts and a couple of songs were recorded, but nothing serious until in spring 2012 Miguel Bárez (guitar) and in summer 2013 Dani Fernández (bass), joined the band and thus recorded a 2-song demo by the end of 2013. After this, in spring 2014, two more members completed the band: Salva Esteban (guitar) & Jorge Utrera (drums). With this line-up, the band started to record 5 songs and a cover version of DARK ANGEL in summer of the same year.
The aim of HOLYCIDE is to create some intense and aggressive yet varied and catchy Thrash Metal, focusing in 80's style of bands like DARK ANGEL, INFERNAL MAJESTY, ATROPHY, CORONER, SACRIFICE, SEPULTURA (beneath)…
The EP will be entitled "Toxic Mutation" and the cover artwork has been created by famous artist Mark Riddick. This recording will show a huge improvement from their debut demo and as soon as it's finished, we'll show you an exclusive advance track as well as the cover artwork, full tracklist and definitive release date that might be around January/ February 2015 through Xtreem Music. After this, HOLYCIDE will start offering their very first live shows around their local clubs in Madrid.
Swedish Crust/Death Grinders DRĹP have just inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the CD release of their debut album "En Naturlig Död" (A Natural Death) that was self-released earlier this year by the band themselves on vinyl format.
Hailing from Sundsvall (Sweden), DRĹP is a band that blends elements of Crust, Death, Grind and even Black to create their own style. There you can find such varied influences from bands like SKITSYSTEM, DOOM, PORTAL, DISFEAR and even DEATHSPELL OMEGA. In "En Naturlig Död" you'll get 11 songs, one of them being a bonus track not featured on the first vinyl edition:
6. Nekad Till Vĺrd
9. Ett Hopplöst Fall
10. En Naturlig Död
11. Min Förlorade Värld (bonus track)
Xtreem Music is more proud than ever before, by announcing a release that's one of our absolute top Thrash Metal albums EVER!! A fucking classic!! This is the debut album from Los Angeles' DÉTENTE "Recognize No Authority".
Formed back in 1984, this re-issue celebrates the 30th anniversary of the band and includes absolutely all demos from DÉTENTE plus two unreleased songs taken from live & rehearsal recordings, and the two CATALEPSY demos, a side band from some members, which sounded basically the same as DÉTENTE. This release has been approved and directed by former bass player Steve Hochheiser and means the one and only band's demo & discography from the 80's, contradicting some websites like Metal-Archives.com whose information is wrong.
"Recognize No Authority" was originally released in 1986 through Roadrunner Records in the US and Metal Blade in Europe. Leaded by female vocalist Dawn Crosby (rip), the band quickly gained a status within the Thrash Metal scene with their unique style aside from the typical bands from these times. However, this success wasn't well managed by the band members back then and this leaded to creating a side-band (CATALEPSY) and even disbanding after a 4th demo in '89. Dawn Crosby later formed FEAR OF GOD with whom she recorded two albums before dying in '96.
This release will come in form of a 2-CD containing two bonus on CD1 with re-recorded versions of two album tracks (one being the instrumental track "Catalepsy" but here with original lyrics), made in 2010 and sung by current vocalist Tiina Teal. On CD2 there's 19 songs from the 4 band's demos recorded in '84, '87 & '89 plus two unreleased songs recorded live & rehearsal in '85 and the 2 only demos by CATALEPSY from '87 & '88. All songs comes with remastered sound and packed with a complete presentation full of band photos, flyers, lyrics and extensive liner notes from Steve Hochheiser. There will be also a limited run of T-Shirts that will be available only through the Xtreem Music webstore.
Spanish satanic bourbon-fueled Punk/Black/Thrash/Death maniacs CENDRA have just inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of the band's second album that will be entitled "666 Bastards".
CENDRA have just finished the recordings at the renowned Moontower Studios where they have vomited 12 songs of nasty Punk/Metal depravation. Their style, as described above, blends elements of Black, Thrash and Death with a strong Punk feeling to it. Anyone into bands like SODOM "In the Sign of Evil", TOXIC HOLOCAUST, very early ONSLAUGHT, DISCHARGE, MIDNIGHT, early SARCOFAGO, will find in CENDRA a new soundtrack for their neverending alcoholic nights!!
The band is currently working on the artwork for the album and as soon as it's done, and a release date has been scheduled for "666 Bastards", we'll announce it, but you can expect it around the first months of 2015. In the meantime, check out the CENDRA's website at www.facebook.com/cendra666 and here you can also listen to an exclusive advance track:
Finnish Deathmetallers AMPUTORY are almost finished with their debut album. Signed to Xtreem Music back in 2012, the band already released two demos, one in 2010 and a 2nd one entitled "Unclean" in 2012, both with 3 songs each and displaying a truly heavy Death Metal in the good old finnish tradition of bands like FUNEBRE, ADRAMELECH, DEMIGOD, DEPRAVITY and the likes.
This debut album will include both songs from their demos and new ones and is expected to be mastered in the coming months at well known Finnvox Studios for a release sometime in early 2015. As soon as we have an album title as well as tracklist, cover artwork and an advance song, we'll announce it along with a release date for the album.
Slovenian thrashers PANIKK have inked a deal with Xtreem Music that will begin with the immediate re-issue of last year band's debut album "Unbearable Conditions" that was released through a very small local label that only pressed 250 copies of this album, thus it got certainly unnoticed within the Thrash Metal scene. But this is going to change now!!
PANIKK represents, alongside with label mates ERUPTION, one of Slovenia's top Thrash Metal bands and their aggressive yet technical style is sure to catch the attention of any lover of good old school Thrash Metal in the vein of bands like DEMOLITION HAMMER, EXODUS, VIO-LENCE… "Unbearable Condition" gets a new chance with this re-issue and will put the band in the map while they're working on their 2nd album which is planned to be recorded in summer 2015.
The always active mind of Dave Rotten (AVULSED's vocalist) has given birth to another project. This time it's an ultra dense, heavy and rotting Doom/ Death band called FAMISHGOD, created together with Funedëim (SVIPDAGR/ MORKULV) mastermind on this project, who plays guitar & bass here. FAMISHGOD is fruit of almost two years of writing and recording what's going to be their first full length album. This band has been kept secret until now, after such album has been finished and when the band is able to offer some proper-sounding stuff.
"Devourers of Light" is the title of this debut album by FAMISHGOD, a conceptual opus divided in 7 chapters with a length of almost one hour, where lyrics form a whole story separated in 7 acts. Cover artwork and 13 more pieces of art, have been created by finnish Tommi Grönqvist from DESECRESY, who's responsible of all artworks on his own band and he's created, as always, a perfect design with his eerie and personal style.
Production, mixing and mastering of the album has been made by Dave Rotten at his very own Sanctuary Studios, expressing a dark, heavy and deep sound that fits perfectly in the obscure Doom/ Death of FAMISHGOD whose influences are deeply rooted in bands like DISEMBOWELMENT, EVOKEN, MOONDARK, RIPPIKOULU, DESECRESY, OPHIS, MYTHIC, WINTER, HOODED MENACE and the likes.
Although FAMISHGOD started as a studio project, there are plans to bring the band live with a full line-up completed by session members that will help to recreate FAMISHGOD's heaviness on stage, so stay tuned for this!!
Tracklist for "Devourers of Light" is as follows:
1. Chapter 1: Devourer of Light
2. Chapter 2: Famish
3. Chapter 3: Black Eye
4. Chapter 4: Premature Grave
5. Chapter 5: The Monarch
6. Chapter 6: Two Last Stairs
7. Chapter 7: Brightless
The third demo of spanish bestial Death Metallers STORMVOLD is finished, so the band is ready for the CD release of their three demos: "Third Bestial Mutilation" (2014), "Second Guanche Massacre" (2013) and "First Tibicena Brutality" (2012).
This third demo was mixed and mastered at famous swedish Necromorbus Studios, including 4 songs that shows the best and most brutal stuff from STORMVOLD so far. All three demos will be released on CD under the generic title of "Third Bestial Mutilation". A total of 8 songs of a merciless and hellish brand of Death Metal with a Black hint, very reminiscent of norwegians MOLESTED, whose drummer Erlend Erichsen drew the cover art for this STORMVOLD release back in 1995, by the way!!
Tracklist for "Third Bestial Mutilation" is as follows:
1. Brilliance of Thunder
2. Universal Domination
3. Glorious Blood
4. Exploitation of Superiority
5. Overdose of the Grotesque
6. Slaying the Losers
7. Extermination from Nature
8. Levitation of Bestiality
Spanish Death/Blackers FROZEN DAWN have launched a killer new video-clip from the song "Banished, The Everlasting Confinement", taken from their sophomore album "Those of the Cursed Light" released back in March 2014 through Xtreem Music.
"Those of the Cursed Light" is undoubtedly one of the best and most talked about Death/ Black Metal releases of the year!! Those who are still missing this great album, they simply live in another world ruled by big label's bullshit and big magazine's trend control based on commercial interests, but if you're really into bands like NECROPHOBIC, WATAIN, DISSECTION, NAGLFAR... and you still haven't even given a chance to this album, then you're definitely missing a true gem here!! Wake up and check out FROZEN DAWN!!
Swedish Doomsters NANGILIMA are ready with their debut album!! Cover artwork for "The Dark Matter" has been made by french artist Lenore Ani who previously did the cover art for labelmates ABSORBED.
The debut album of NANGILIMA, also featuring members from Spain & Bulgaria, consist of 6 tracks of a dark, heavy and atmospheric Doom/ Death that will for sure please fans of bands like SWALLOW THE SUN, NOVEMBERS DOOM, SATURNUS, INBORN SUFFERING, DOOM:VS, etc.
Tracklist for "The Dark Matter" is as follows:
1. Chemin Vers le Néant (Intro)
2. Stain of a Broken Life
3. Crimson Shroud
4. The Link of Reminiscence
5. The Dark Matter
6. Éternel Sommeil (Outro)
Greek Death metallers SOULSKINNER got their album's artwork completed by the mighty atist Mark Riddick, so we can reveal it as well as the full track listing and an exclusive advance track of the killer 3rd album that means a new stage in the band's career.
Tracklist for "Crypts of Ancient Wisdom" is as follows:
02. The Captive Trojan Maiden
03. Life a Bane
04. The Price of War
05. Our Greatest Curse
06. The Furies' Hymn
07. Deadland pt.1
08. Deadland pt.2
09. Thou Shalt Die
10. Death at Last
11. Why Shrink From Death
Spanish Pagan Black Metal band ITNUVETH have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the imminent release of the band's debut album. Formed in Barcelona in 2013 by Volundr (also guitarist in SVIPDAGR) and being joined by female vocalist Lianne Krosburner (from EDENKAISER) later on, both recorded what's their first full length album which is going to be entitled "The Way of the Berserker".
The style of ITNUVETH is a raw yet melodic Pagan Black Metal with influences that may be found in bands like THYRFING, MOONSORROW, ARKONA, PRIMORDIAL, BATHORY... The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Dave Rotten at his own Sanctuary Studios and artwork was done by Spanish artist José Antonio Vives who did a splendid job.
Spanish thrashers BREATHLESS have just finished the recordings and mixing sessions for their second album. Now they're working on the cover artwork and as soon as it's done, we'll reveal it along with an advance song and full track listing.
The album will be entitled "Return to Pangea" and was recorded with Miguel A. Riutort "Mega", who also worked with TRALLERY on their magnific debut. Since the release of the band's debut album "Thrashumancy" in early 2011 also through Xtreem Music, BREATHLESS have been playing shows all around Spain during 2011 & 2012 and it was in October of that year when they did split with bass player Javi and since it wasn't easy to find a replacement where they live (Mallorca island), they decided that Oscar "Nazareno" would switch from guitar to bass and keeping it as a trio.
Greek Brutal Death Metal blasters ABNORMAL INHUMANE have just inked a deal with Xtreem Music!! The band already released their debut album "Disgusting Cruelty of Homicide" in 2011 through Russian label Anopsys Records and then a split CD with PARASITOSIS.
This year 2014, ABNORMAL INHUMANE has recorded a 2-song promo-demo which marks a great step forward on their merciless Brutal Death that will for sure please any fan of bands like DEEDS OF FLESH, GORGASM, DISAVOWED, UNMERCIFUL, PYAEMIA and the likes. The band is currently writing new material for their second album which is planned to be recorded around mid 2015.
Chilean PUTRID EVOCATION has just finished the recordings of their debut album that will be entitled "Echoes of Death". The band, that has been spreading their rotting and repugnant Death Metal since 2011 through their three demos and their recent EP in 2013, brings us 8 own songs plus a cover of finnish CONVULSE with a dirty and raw (but good) production that at times could remind to the mythic debut of AUTOPSY "Severed Survival" where the bass plays an outstanding role and the organic sound emphasize the purity of this band, devoted of the most true Death Metal from late 80's and early 90's.
Songs included on "Echoes of Death" are the following:
1. Intro (Horror From the Cemetery)
2. Echoes of Death
3. Revelation of Hell's Apocalypse
4. Vengeance From the Crypts
5. Morbid Sacrilegious
6. Unquenchable Flame
7. Horrible Disease
8. Total Death
9. Putrid Intercourse (Convulse)
As previoiusly announced, here comes the album cover for EMETH's upcoming album "Aethyr", the 4th on the career of this awesome belgian Brutal Death Metal band!!
Tracklist for "Aethyr" is as follows:
01. I Became Flesh and Dwelleth Amongst Thee
02. Exterminate the Vacillating
04. Der Einsam Wandler
05. Suffering Comes with thy Name
06. Eidolons of Ash
07. The Hour of the Great Contempt
08. Wrath Upon the Cursed
09. Lama Sabachtani
10. Serpents Walk as if Human
One of Spain's most underrated Death Metal bands from 90's are TRASCËNDENTAL, a band formed back in 1991 that released a first demo in '95 entitled "Uncertain Future" that would become their debut album "Behind..." one year later. Then in '98 a second and last album entitled "Dimensions" was released and the band disbanded right after that.
Both albums were released on a very limited self-financed way thus getting no promotion and distribution at all, resulting on this previously called "underrated" status, since basically nobody, specially outside of Spain, knew about the existence of this band, and only a small circle of Death Metal freaks knew about TRASCËNDENTAL.
Now, nearly 2 decades after the recording of their first album, the band sees their discography re-issued under the title of "Nothingness" with remastered sound and improved artwork featuring both original album covers, lyrics and tons of photos and flyers from back in the days. The style of TRASCËNDENTAL is a classic Death Metal near to bands like DEATH ("Leprosy" era), early PESTILENCE, early GORGUTS, POLLUTED INHERITANCE and the likes. A slightly technical stuff later developed by his mainman Armando García on his later band FROM NOWHERE.
Swedish doomsters NANGILIMA have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their debut album which is due to come out during the next months. Formed in 2013, this is more like an international band with members coming out from Sweden, Spain & Bulgaria.
The band has released a couple of digital singles so far, showing a Doom Metal with some Black elements, but after undergoing through some line-up changes, the band has definitely established their style into an atmospheric, dark and heavy Doom/Death in the vein of bands like SWALLOW THE SUN, NOVEMBERS DOOM, SATURNUS, INBORN SUFFERING, DOOM:VS and the likes.
NANGILIMA's debut album will be entitled "The Dark Matter" and as soon as the cover artwork is finished, we'll reveal it along with tracklist and advance song as well as settling a definite release date for it.
Belgian Death Metal tornado EMETH have signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their upcoming 4th album!! We're extremely proud of being able to work with one of Europe's most prominent forces in the most extreme, technical and brutal Death Metal field. Having gained a strong reputation with their three previous albums, EMETH is ready to go a step further with their combination of sheer brutality and technical insanity.
This new album will be entitled "Aethyr" and it's completely recorded and ready for a tentative release scheduled during September 2014. Soon we'll announce full track list, detailed cover artwork and a full advance track as well as exact release date. In the meantime, check the band's official website at www.emeth.be and check this teaser that will show you how awesome this album is going to be. Get ready for it!!
DYING OUT FLAME
Do you know where's Nepal? Most probably yes. Is there any Death Metal band over there? Definitely yes. Any good? FUCK YES!! There's at least a very good one called DYING OUT FLAME and they've just signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the imminent release of their debut album.
Self-defined as "Vedic Death Metal", DYING OUT FLAME is a fucking brutal and technical yet original Death Metal band hailing from Kathmandu (Nepal) that plays a ferocious style reminiscent of bands like for example VITAL REMAINS, KRISIUN, HATE ETERNAL, DEICIDE, NILE… blending it with vedic chants and ancient period of hinduism. Something quite original that instantly puts this band aside from your usual conception or whatever kind of Death Metal you've heard before.
DYING OUT FLAME's debut album is entitled "Shiva Rudrastakam", containing 6 tracks in over 35 minutes that was released just 10 days ago in a very limited unofficial edition just for their local shows and it's now going to be officially released with improved artwork and the usual worldwide distribution and promotion that Xtreem Music provides to its bands.
Tracklist for "Shiva Rudrastakam" is as follows:
1. Praise of the Omnipresent One
2. Shiva Rudrastakam
3. Eternal Mother of Great Time
5. Maisasura Maridini
6. Trinetra Dhari (Three Eyed One)