Swedish Death Metal legends SORCERY have inked a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their second full length album. Formed back in 1985 and thus being one of the very first Swedish Death Metal bands, they released three demos in '87, '88 & '89, a 7EP in '90 and an already classic album in 1991. The band split up in '97 and reformed in '09, recording two more demos before signing to XTREEM MUSIC.
SORCERY is currently working on their new album, over 20 years after their debut. Still untitled, it's being partly recorded with Tomas Skogsberg at Sunlight Studios, the same studio used in 1991 with "Bloodchilling Tales". Seven out of the nine songs on the album are brand new, written with the latest line-up consisting of original members Ola Malmström (vocals), Paul Johansson (guitar) and the two new members, John Falk (drums) and Mikael Carlsson (bass). The other two songs, "Master of the Chains" and "Maculated Life" were written during the bands earlier days and will perfectly link the old material with the new.
Cover artwork for the new album is being drawn by renowned artist Daniel Devilish while the recording will be finished around November for an expected release in January 2013 on CD with vinyl version later on. In the meantime you can listen two new songs featured on the band's "Warbringer" pre-production demo 2012 which are being re-recorded for the album with better sound, production and arrangements, will serve to hear what's coming!! Check the two following links:
The band FUCK OFF, pioneers par excellence of Thrash Metal in Spain, have reached an agreement with XTREEM MUSIC for the imminent release of a CD entitled "A Different Sacrifice 1987-1988", that consists of the songs of their first album "Another Sacrifice" ('88) as well as the ones from their previous self-titled debut 7"EP from '87, although with the characteristic that these songs are offered in different versions coming from different takes done in the same recording sessions.
Due to legal problems in matters of releasing rights on the first album of the band that seems to never find a solution, which in fact made of this album and 7"EP never to be released on CD ever since, FUCK OFF have decided to commemorate the 25 years of such recordings rescueing from their old recording masters, the same songs, but with arrangements slightly different to the ones on the album, sometimes unnoticeable if you don't carefully listen to both, but with a mixing and sound with which the band feels more identified (louder and heavier, more Thrash, less Heavy Metal), due to the fact that for questions beyond the band's control, they weren't very satisfied with the final sound on the album back then.
"A Different Sacrifice 1987-1988" could be considered the most near thing to a possible re-issue of the mentioned recordings, but with a far superior sound and production. The booklet includes also a great amount of photos, magazine clippings, interviews, promotional flyers, show posters, liner notes by Pep Casas, etc., which completes an essential release to understand the origin of Thrash Metal in Spain, Cult stuff!!
The release of "A Different Sacrifice 1987-1988" is scheduled for September 1st and you can actually hear an advance track on the following link: http://youtu.be/-PRfKW6VKkk
You can also listen to the version from the original album to appreciate the differences of arrangements, sound and production, here: http://youtu.be/2Lz7vE_pe3w
AVULSED has been chosen by the readers of ROCK ESTATAL magazine as one of the 100 most outstanding bands in the Spanish Rock & Metal scene. This has a special relevance when noticing that it's the only Death Metal band in such selection, basically being the only extreme Metal band and thus of uncommercial kind.
Each band is featured in such publication (of 200 pages!!) with a brief interview & photo. We have scanned for you the front cover and page where AVULSED is featured for all of you who are interested in reading it (if you can understand spanish, haha!!). We'd like to give special thanx to all readers that voted for AVULSED as one of the most relevant Spanish Metal bands in the past decade. We hope to still remain it for the next one!!
29.09.2012 Sevilla REPULSION Fest (Sala Fanatic)
AVULSED + EXTIRPATING THE INFECTED + PURULENT NECROPSYS + NO FATE + DIGGING YOUR TOMB
17.11.2012 Fuenlabrada (Madrid) SUMMON THE DEAD MadridFest I (Sala El Grito)
AVULSED + DEAD CONGREGATION + HOODED MENACE + ATARAXY + bands to be announced
THE DESCENT is a new melodic Death Metal band from Spain that has inked a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their debut album "Dimensional Matters" that includes 10 songs and will be released in October. Production has been made by Carlos Creator at RockStudios and the work has been finished at prestigious Fredman Studios under the supervision of Fredrik Nördstrom (At The Gates, Opeth, In Flames).
THE DESCENT got the collaboration of Dalay Tarda (Rise To Fall) on the song "Rejected by the Sun" and an advance song can actually be heard through the official video-clip that the band has issued on YouTube which can be seen here: http://youtu.be/m2lDcWJx5fM
Just a few days ago, AVULSED played at what's probably the best Metal festival in Europe: HELLFEST!! We had a fucking great time over there and we're so happy of having the chance of playing there in front of thousands of maniacs!! The show was fantastic and both the audience and us enjoyed every minute of our performance. We are very grateful to the HF organization for treating us so well and having us at their awesome festival and of course specially thankful to all these AVULSED fans, friends and in general to all Death Metal lovers that watched our show. We hope to meet you again at some other european festival in the future!!
Here you have a few of the first videos on YouTube from the AVULSED performance:
After long consideration,
AVULSED has finally decided to officially present
new drummer Osckar Bravo at Hellfest, being this the
best possible opportunity to show all our fans the
capabilities of our new band mate.
There was an initial
chance that Riky (ex-drummer) would play at Hellfest
in case that we didn't have a drummer ready for it,
for which we're very grateful, but since the adaptation
of Osckar has been nothing but excellent, the band
feels ready to face the challenge of having his official
debut at such big event.
In the meantime,
AVULSED has been confirmed to perform as headliners
on the next edition of the REPULSION Fest.
which will take place in Sevilla (Spain) on 29th of
September along with bands like EXTIRPATING THE INFECTED,
NO FATE, PURULENT NECROPSYS and DIGGING YOUR TOMB.
If you still haven't
seen Osckar in action, you can still watch this video
of his first practice with the band: http://youtu.be/Klfs5IQT7Uw
After the highly acclaimed re-issue in 2011 through XTREEM MUSIC of the legendary debut album from 1992 "Member of Immortal Damnation", finnish Death Metal masters PURTENANCE decided to reform anf bring back to life the legend!! The band is more motivated than ever and have already inked a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of a new mini CD as well as their upcoming albums, first of them expected for 2013.
The new mini CD is already recorded and entitled "Sacrifice the King", featuring 6 songs in the already traditional Finnish Death Metal for which PURTENANCE is well known for. The current line-up cosists of original members Juha Ranniko (guitars) and Harri Salo (drums) plus new member Ville (bass/vox). Cover artwork had been again done by cult artist Chris Moyen.
Release date for "Sacrifice the King" is expected during the month of Juna 2012 (vinyl version will come later) and the band is already working on 12 new songs for their sophomore album expected during the 1st half of 2013. You can actually listen to an exclusive advance song as well as watching the cover art, both on HD quality on the following link: http://youtu.be/i8RrH69-enU
Just one month after the departure of ex-drummer Riky, AVULSED is proud to announce the joining of a new drummer to their ranks.
After testing three excellent drummers, the decision was taken in favour of Osckar (Oscar Bravo) which proved to be not only the best drummer, but also, and very important as well, to have great qualities as a person as well as the necessary dedication for the band, which will undoubtely inject fresh and renewed hopes.
Osckar is one of the best drummers on the Spanish Metal scene which also plays in the legendary Heavy Metal band SOBREDOSIS and also on NIGHTFEAR, as well as recently departed from melodic Death Metallers ATMOSPHERE GREY. Osckar is also endorsed by various prestigious brands like MAPEX drums, ZILDJIAN cymbals, EVANS drumheads, ZILDJIAN sticks and AXIS pedals.
All members in AVULSED feel so happy & proud of having found Osckar to fill the drum spot and he just came to stay as another full-time member, making the band stronger than ever before, and we can't wait to present him live as well as recording the new album towards the end of the year.
You can actually see a short video taken during our first official rehearsal with Osckar where he already played the first 5 songs he learned for the test. You can see he's perfect for the band!! Watch here. (We’re waiting for your comments!!)
XTREEM MUSIC is proud to announce the signing of one of Spain's most outstanding newcomer acts called ONIROPHAGUS.
Formed back in September 2011 with members that also plays in other bands like DECAPITATED CHRIST & ENTROPIA, the band recorded and self-released an EP entitled "Defiler of Hope" recorded at Moontower Studios (owned by Javi Félez from GRAVEYARD), includes 6 songs with a total length of 34 min. showcasing a dark, solemn & heavy brand of Death/ Doom with influences that ranges from bands like MY DYING BRIDE, ASPHYX, PARADISE LOST, INCANTATION, EVOKEN, AUTOPSY, OPHIS, IMMOLATION...
The band is currently completing their line-up for upcoming live performances at the same time that are working in the promotion of their EP and writing new songs for their debut full length album due for 2013.
In the meantime you can acquire their EP "Defiler of Hope" either through the band or Xtreem Music. You can actually listen to a couple of songa at the band's official Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/onirophagus
band PUTREVORE, formed by Rogga Johansson
(PAGANIZER) and Dave Rotten (AVULSED) is currently
immersed in the mixing process of their sophomore
opus that will be entitled "Macabre Kingdom".
Music was recorded during January/ February in
Sweden, this time with the help of Brynjar Helgetun
on drums, who already played for bands like CRYPTICUS,
RIBSPREADER, THE GROTESQUERY... Vocals were recorded
during the last days of March in Spain, so now
everything will be mixed in Sweden and should
be ready during the month of April.
Nine songs were recorded this time, eight of them
will go on the album and one will be kept for
some possible split EP with some rotting band
if there's a chance for that. Song titles of the
album songe are:
1. The Mysteries of the Worm Part I
2. The Mysteries of the Worm Part II
3. Beyond Human Comprehension
4. Universal Devourer
5. Awaiting Awakening Again
6. The Morbid Mass of Swarming Entities
7. The Tentacles Through Time
8. Tattooed Skin Map
Cover art for "Macabre Kingdom"
has been again done by spanish master Juanjo Castellano
who did what's perhaps one of his most brilliant
cover arts ever!! Just judge by yourself!! You
can see it with more detail by
This new PUTREVORE slab of sonic putrefaction
will be release through XTREEM MUSIC, although
there's not a definite release date for this album
yet, but most probably it'll be first released
on 12"LP vinyl format around June and some
months later, on CD format, so all vinyl freaks
will get priority before any new generation ipod-consumer
boy, who will have to wait before getting their
cystal-clear digital bootlegged ethereal mp3.
No advance tracks can be heard yet, but hopefully
we'll be able to post something during the coming
weeks at the band's official MySpace at: www.putrevore.com
To all followers and fans of AVULSED:
We're sorry to communicate you that since last 20th of March, Ricardo Mena (Riky)
is no longer the band's drummer. Due to differences on how to deal with different
internal issues within the band, we've decided, after a reunion, that the best
thing for both parts is not to continue together. No hard feelings, beyond the
sadness that all this means for us all.
Due to this, we must announce the cancellation of the performance on the two upcoming
festivals in April where AVULSED was going to participate: Thrashway Fest (Oviedo)
and Barroselas SWR Fest (Portugal). However, there's a possibility that the last
show with the current line-up with Riky might happen at Hellfest in France.
We just want to thank Riky for his eight years of total devotion and profesionalism
as a musician and his friendship, that we'll keep, of course. And to wish him
the best both on personal and professional on musical matters.
Death Doomsters DESECRESY started the recordings
of their sophomore album in late 2011 and are
currently in the final stages to complete this
magnificent opus which will be entitled "The
Doom Skeptron". Mixing is being mixed
by Jani Loikas who already worked for bands like
SLUGATHOR and DEEPRED amongst others.
In "The Doom Skeptron" you shall
witness the approaching mass of Death Metal forged
by the weight of kick drums crushingly rotating
onwards alongside with palm muted tremolo riffing
and guitar leads dwelling from chambers of distant
monoliths. All this accompanied by deep voices
from the realms underneath ours... Thematically
stroking lyrical landscape portraits of surroundings
from darkest predictions, and relating tales of
creatures beyond our mortal existence.
As we all heard on the band's debut album "Arches
of Entropy", DESECRESY values the
Finnish Death Metal tradition as a source of inspiration,
having also influence from bands like BOLT THROWER,
IMMOLATION, INCANTATION and ASPHYX.
The album will contain 8 songs with the following
1.Forged from Chaos / 2.The Sleep of Titans /
3.The Sceptre of Damnation / 4.Declined Resplendence
/ 5.Burial Adorations / 6.Vortex Unwinding / 7.Sons
of the Burning God / 8.The Solemn End
Release schedule for "The Doom Skeptron"
is planned sometime in Summer 2012 and you can
actually listen to a rough-mix advance track at
the band's official MySpace: www.myspace.com/desecresy
most brutal, depraved and infamous band known
as HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL, have inked a deal
with XTREEM MUSIC for the worldwide release of
their 3rd full length album "Gorefilia"
for an imminent release in April 2012.
"Gorefilia" is a 18-song tornado recordes at 213 Studios in their
comeland for a later mix & mastering at world-famous Hertz Studio in Poland
where bands like BEHEMOTH, VADER, KRONOS, DECAPITATED, ABORTED... have already
worked on previous albums.
In times of Repulse Records, we were reponsible of discovering to the world, bands
like DERANGED, DEEDS OF FLESH or DISGORGE (mex) amongst others... then in Xtreem
Music we did the same for bands like KRONOS, HOUR OF PENANCE & FRACTURED INSANITY.
Tima is now for these portuguese masters of the sickest blend of Brutal Death,
Gore and some Grind spices. This new opus means a quality step on the band's sound,
showing a much more mature, yet even more brutal & intense, song-writing with
songs varying from 1 to 3 minutes without fillers, just fucking heavy, fast and
relentless songs gathering influences from bands like ABORTED, CANNIBAL CORPSE,
early DERANGED, NAPALM DEATH, SUFFOCATION, CARCASS...
This new album "Gorefilia" will definitely put HOLOCAUSTO
CANIBAL on a new level and will for sure catch the attention from the worldwide
Death Metal audience for their top-quality stuff and sheer blasting brutality.
Album comes with a truly bizarre cover art as well as a killer inner design. After
the album release, the band will present the "Gorefilia" in various
festivals around europe, so just be sure not to miss their intense live performance!!
HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL will be the next Death
Metal sensation, time will give us right!!
AGGRESSION have already finished their long waited second full-length, after their acclaimed debut "Moshpirit", that was released on September 2009.
After a slight delay in the release of the album due to problems encountered at the level of production, that were completely alien to the band, finally the new official date of release of "Viocracy" is Wednesday, February 1st of 2012 through XTREEM MUSIC.
The mix of "Viocracy" took place during the month of November by Julian Janovich and mastering has been done in the Swedish Fascination Street Studio, at the hands of Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR, SYMPHONY X). The pre-production and production have been carried out entirely by the band.
"Viocracy" will be available for pre-order through the official store of the band (www.aggression.es) two weeks before its official release; from the 16th of January. It will be possible to pre-order the new album as well as the new limited merchandising, and each order, in addition to getting the album before its official release, will be presented with a full color poster signed by the band as well as other gifts unrevealed yet.
The maniacs of REDIMONI have signed to XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their 2nd full length album!!
Influenced by old SODOM, EXODUS, SLAYER and ABSU this Barcelona-based old school Thrash Metal band has been ripping around for over twelve years. Their debut MCD "The Onset of Chaos" and their 1st album "Into the Coiling Arms of Mayhem" constitute a true sheer attack of Thrash without mercy only for old school freaks.
Recorded at "Claws and Agony" Studios and Namtaru Creations in charge of the cover design, this ReDimonic third delivery of chaos and madness will be entitled "Standing Before the End of Time" and it's expected to be released sometime in spring 2012.
You can actually listen to two advance tracks (Shrapnel Wounds" and "Towards Destruction") still unmastered, through the band official MySpace (www.myspace.com/redimoni) or at their website (www.redimoni.com)
Spanish Black metallers SPELLCRAFT have inked a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their sophomore album entitled "Yersinia Pestis" excepted for spring 2012.
Formed back in 1996 and actually sharing of 4 out of the 5 members of the current OUIJA line-up, SPELLCRAFT has been gaining a strong reputation within the Spanish Black Metal scene not only with their three demos between '97 & '07, but also with their 1st album "Stirpe Obscura" in 2008. Their high-class brand of Black with melodic Death touches influenced by bands like MORK GRYNING, early SATYRICON, DISSECTION, SACRAMENTUM is reaching its most supreme expression on this magnificent album of an astonishing production and outstanding compositions.
"Yersinis Pestis" is completely recorded and only a few details on the overall design are being finished until its release in spring 2012. In the meantime, you can listen to 2 exclusive advance songs at the band's official MySpace site: www.myspace.com/spellcrafthell
Cult US Death Metal band EXMORTIS have inked a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of an EP in late december 2011 and a full length CD in 2012.
The mini CD titled "Resurrection... Book of the Dead" was a long project in the making but after much work was recorded by Brian Werking at Shockwerks Audio in Tampa, Florida during September/ October of 2011. This EP was then mixed and mastered by Javier Fernández at Room 101 Studios in Guadalajara (Spain) in October/ November of the same year.
If you remember EXMORTIS from the early days of Death Metal, then you will enjoy this classic recording set in modern times. The extreme brutality it presents is undoubtedly some of their best work to date and will again engrave itself with a strong hold in the Death Metal underground where they plan to stay.
EXMORTIS was originally inspired by such bands as Destruction, Kreator, Slayer, Possessed and the list goes on. If it's old then that's what EXMORTIS represents. Even to this day EXMORTIS is and will always be an underground sensation.
Songs included on this EP are the following:
1. Creation (intro)
2. Book of the Dead
3. The Slaughter Begins
4. And There was Pain
5. Deep Red
6. Parade of Chanting Ancients
The cover artwork for this CD was created by Eric Rot Engelmann and was colorized by Tinamarie Linares. The release date for this EP is scheduled for December 20th, 2011 and until then you can listen to one advance track called "The Slaughter Begins" on YouTube and the band's official MySpace here:
ALTAR OF SIN
Spanish most infernal Thrash Metal warmachine ALTAR OF SIN, have inked a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their upcoming 2nd full length album which will be entitled"Tales of Carnage First Class".
After having released two CD's "Praising Evil" (their two EP's in one CD) in 2008 and "The Damned Dogs of Hell" in 2010, the band entered Fireworks Studios in September 2011 for the recording of what's undoubtely their finest work to date.
"Tales of Carnage First Class" is a true merciless massacre which combines both old school Thrash Metal and first-shape Death Metal blending influences from bands like SLAYER, POSSESSED, SODOM, SARCOFAGO, KREATOR... but with a relentless intensity that has crushes the listener ears til making them bleed!!
Cover artwork for this album has been created by Namtaru Creations and although there's not a fixed release date for this new opus, it's expected to show up during the first months of 2012 and will definitely become one the most furious and intense Thrash Metal releases of the year!! In the meantime you can listen to two advance tracks at ALTAR OF SIN's official MySpace: www.myspace.com/altarofsinthrashattack
Yes, AVULSED is finally playing in Colombia, perhaps the country in the whole South America where the band has a stronger fan base. Thanx to Alex Okendo from the mighty MASACRE and also MORBID MACABRE, the band was selected to headline this year's edition of the ALTAVOZ Festival in Medellin on Sunday 16th of October together with bands like MORBID MACABRE, VITAM ET MORTEM, ETERNAL and WITCHTRAP. This festival is a really huge one that always gathers not less than 10.000 metalheads. You can check videos from previous editions
here or here.
Also, the day before, on the 15th, AVULSED has been invited by Daniel from the legendary colombian act PURULENT, to headline the 10th anniversary of BOGOTA Deathfest alongside with SUPPURATION, VEHEMENTER, CARNAL BLASPHEMY, INBREEDING SICK, HOLY SHIT B.S.E. and ATHANASE GENOCIDE. Both shows are going to be something really brutal and memorable!!
But a week before that, AVULSED is playing in one of Germany's best uprising festivals like it is WAY OF DARKNESS. Check poster here
And most probably this will be all regarding shows for this year, but in 2012, during the first months there will be a bunch of shows around Spain, still to be confirmed, in places like Granada, Murcia, Mallorca, Asturias, Cantabria… and then the strongest ones will follow!! First another performance at Portugal's 15th anniversary of SWR Festival (www.swr-fest.com) and later on, what's perhaps the biggest festival ever to have the pleasure of counting with AVULSED on its stages: HELLFEST!! (www.hellfest.fr)
In the meantime, the band decided to cancel the release of their 20th anniversary CD "Fleshcube" mainly because there were several problems regarding the recording sessions and that delayed the whole project to the point that it was going to be impossible to release it for this year, so… who knows, perhaps for our 25th anniversary!!
However, this cancellation was taken in a positive way, because this helped the band to concentrate in the songwriting of their upcoming album "Ritual Zombi" whose recordings are planned for spring/summer 2012. Although some labels have already shown interest on signing AVULSED, the band won't take any decision about it until more offers are being received and then will carefully check one by one in order not to commit another mistake like it was done with their previous album "Nullo (The Pleasure of Self-mutilation)" which suffered of total lack of care regarding distribution & promotion from Metal Age Prod. in Europe and Ibex Moon Rec. in the US. Luckily it was released in time by Xtreem Music, which saved this magnific album. But for the next full length, AVULSED is still looking for a suitable partner, so any interested record label, please get in touch with the band at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, the mighty french legend SUPURATION (aka SUP) are back from the crematory in form of a retrospective collection CD which includes all the earliest and most brutal stuff of the band from '89 /'90 when they were in their most Death Metal shape right before they started to experiment with clean vocals and more varied sounds.
"Back from the Crematory" is the generic title of this cult release which is planned for an imminent release on September 16th. The CD includes the awesome band's debut self-financed mini CD "Sultry Obsession" ('90), their only demo "Official Rehearsal" ('90) as well as the impossible-to-find demo of the band's very 1st studio recording "Haunted" under their previous monicker ETSICROXE as well as a 9-song live show, both from '89.
This masterpiece comes with remastered sound and packed in a total old-fashioned layout in contrat to their latter weird & sophisticated designs. Includes killer 12-pages booklet featuring an exclusive retro-interview, liner notes, cover and tons of old photos & flyers. This definitely a must-have release not only for every SUPURATION fan, but for every lover of the good old Death Metal from late 80's and early 90's!!