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 email@example.com
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!!
After going through several line-up changes, Spanish thrashers AGGRESSION, are working on the last details of their long waited sophomore album, after their acclaimed debut "Moshpirit", that was released on September 2009. On this second album, that will receive the name of "Viocracy", there will be able to appreciate clearly a music style readjustment, oriented to a most technical, eclectic and progressive Thrash Metal, but without losing the first album essence.
Those changes have been enhanced with the entry of the new members, who help the band to acquire a technical and musical level never seen before in the band's history.
Actually, this is the AGGRESSION's line-up:
- Pol Luengo (Guitar and lead vocals)
- Oscar Reka (Guitar and back vocals)
- Carlos Leonardo (Bass and back vocals)
- Jose Rosendo (Drums)
The recording, mixing and the mastering of "Viocracy", will be done during this fall. The recording will be performed in Sweet Home Studios (Barcelona) on September, and the mix and the mastering will be done again (just like the first album) by the young producer Erik Monsonis.
The album will also include a cover of the classic "YYZ" from the legendary progressive rock band RUSH, from their highly acclaimed album "Moving Pictures".
The track list of "Viocracy" is going to be the following:
01. False Flags
02. Chemical Slavery
04. MK Ultra
05. Get Mad
06. Awake Awareness
07. Human Nature
09. Victims of Bias
10.- YYZ (Rush cover)
The cover of the album has been designed by the renowned German illustrator Eliran Kantor, who has worked with bands like SODOM, ATHEIST, TESTAMENT, etc.
"Viocracy" will be released worldwide in January 1st, 2012 through XTREEM MUSIC, and which international promotion will be done by the professional musical agency Top Artist Promotion, who has already worked with bands like GAMMA RAY, STRATOVARIUS, KAMELOT, and so on. Listen to AGGRESSION at their official MySpace: www.myspace.com/aggressionband
Eight years since the debut album ”Impious Sacrilege”, VERMINOUS is finally back rape mother earths womb, once more, with the sophomore album ”The Unholy Communion”. The studio is booked for August 2011 and ten new songs will be recorded to ravage the congregation of christ!
Some titles from the new album are:
- Keepers of Chaos
- Hordes of Vermin
- Iesus Nazarenus Rex Insecta
This is my body, this is my blood, happy are they who come to Verminous supper.
Chile's darkest and heaviest Death Metal legends DOMINUS XUL have inked a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their upcoming 2nd album "To the Glory of the Ancients" which is currently being recorded at Maestro3 Studios in Santiago.
DOMINUS XUL was formed back in 1992 under the name of DOMINUS releasing a demo & EP in '94 & '97 respectively and then changing its name into DOMINUS XUL to release 1st full length album "The Primigeni Xul" in '98. After that, the band did split up and some members formed MELEKTAUS until in 2010 they decided to resurrect DOMINUS XUL with the following line-up:
Claudio Salinas - Vocals (Trimegisto)
Alejandro Lizana - Guitar (original member & also ex-Melektaus/ex-Thornafire)
Fernando Villalobos - Guitar (ex-Melektaus)
Eduardo Fuentes - Bass (ex-Azael)
Felipe Zará - Drums (Innana/Trimegisto)
"To the Glory of the Ancients" will be released during summer 2011 and will feature 8 songs with a musical, lyrical and graphical content full of dark, brutal and occult knowledge that has always characterized DOMINUS XUL throughout all their existence.
Since the album is still not finished, they can't offer any advance yet, but you can always listen to three new demo songs from 2010 that will appear on the imminent band's opus at the band's official MySpace: www.myspace.com/dominusxulchile
In 2005 (anus satanae), from the most nauseous and vomitive sewers of Madrid (Spain), emerged one of the most extreme diehard worshippers of the true excremental cult under the monicker of MOŃIGO (one of the many spanish words for "DUNG", whose right definition would be: Compact portion of human -or inhuman- excrement that's expelled at one time). After a demo in '06 entitled "Copromo" and a 3-way split CD in '08, the band felt the need to spread their aural diarrhoea in a massive way through the recording of a full length defecation divided in 14 farts for an easier digestion. This analbum was recorded in 2010 under the title of "Coprometidos con la Causa (Shit & Honor!)" (Copromised with the Cause) and it's finally set for an immediate release through XTREEM MUSIC in May 2011. MOŃIGO are without any doubt the spanish new sensation for the Gore/ Grind scene, following a path already shown by bands like HAEMORRHAGE, MACHETAZO & GRUESOME STUFF RELISH. Now the time has come for MOŃIGO who has been quietly excreting their shit on their previous recordings and funny live shows where shit is the main protagonist and the only reason of their existence. Never the shit received such an exquisite treatment and adoration, enriched by a fucking heavy and groovy brand Copro Gore Grind/ Death which gathers influences from classic bands like CBT, IMPETIGO, MUCUPURULENT, GUT, MORTICIAN, XYSMA...
With the always professional and stunning artwork of Phlegeton Art Studios, "Coprometidos con la Causa (Shit & Honor!)" is ready to spread their shit over us like putting a mung on a ventilator. Nobody will be safe!! Get ready for the brown monolith cult!! You can already taste a couple of bits of their shit through their MySpace with songs like "Las tias Buenas No Cagan" (Gorgeous Girls Don't Shit) and "Modelo Shitman" (Shitman Model) here: www.myspace.com/monigo
NO HACE FALTA
The endless wait is over!! The CD version of denmark's best kept Death Metal secret UNDERGANG, is finally going to be released!! "Indhentet af Doden" was previously released on vinyl format, with only black & white cover, in January 2010 by UK label Me Saco un Ojo Rec., although the band already signed to XTREEM MUSIC back in September '09. However, for the CD release, the band encountered countless problems, both with the design and also other derived form their private lives, which caused such a long delay until in November 2010 everything was finished and ready to find a spot in the label's tight release schedule after so many delays. "Indhentet af Doden", which has already been circulating through the underground for over a year now, has got nothing but praises everywhere, being acclaimed as one of the heaviest (if not the heaviest) bands in the whole european Death Metal scene and who knows if in the rest too!! UNDERGANG's music is devoted to the most dense and heavy Death Metal that reminds to the good old days when bands like ROTTREVORE, MYTHIC, very early GRAVE, CREMATORY (swe), early AUTOPSY, early INCANTATION, MORTICIAN and the likes, were setting the limits for the heaviest music ever made.
For a release date scheduled for February 15th, UNDERGANG's debut album will definitely go straight to the list of upcoming classics in the heaviest Death Metal camp!! If you want to hear few songs from this debut album, please visit the band's official MySpace at: www.myspace.com/undergang666
It took over a year to finish the recordings and design for the debut album of spanish Thrash Metal newcomers BREATHLESS, but it was worth the wait!! Haling from Palma de Mallorca, BREATHLESS is decided to step firmly in the spanish Thrash scene with their first album "Thrashumancy" which is due for an imminent release through XTREEM MUSIC in January 15th, 2011.
With a classic Thrash proposal, BREATHLESS's intentions are no other than creating an intense yet catchy style with influences that sometimes could remind bands like CORONER, KREATOR (Extreme Aggression), SABBAT (uk) and a varied range of Speed/ Thrash influences specially from the good old german scene from late 80's.
With an excellent cover artwork created by famous artist Juanjo Castellano and a crystal-clear yet powerful production, "Thrashumancy" brings 13 songs that will for sure please every Thrasher around.
After VIDRES A LA SANG's sudden demise, it seemed like there was going to be an empty spot in the catalnian Death Metal scene, but luckily we already have a band that are their most worthy heirs to the throne of this brand of heavy & dark Death Metal sung in their native tongue. This band is called SETGE, formed back in early '06 featuring former DEATHLESS drummer on their ranks, it wasn't until September '08 when the band recorded their debut album "Cecs de Rabia, Cecs de Dolor" which was later self-released in November '09 on a very small CD-R pressing just to sell on their shows. In early 2010, the band agreed with XTREEM MUSIC the official release of this album for summer of the same year, but due to some line-up changes, this release was delayed until December.
It is now when SETGE's debut album is ready to see the light with a professional pressing, and a worldwide distribution & promotion and will show a really promising first step for a band that perfectly blends heaviness & melody with a dark feel that in some way could be comparable to the aforementioned VIDRES A LA SANG. "Cecs de Rabia, Cecs de Dolor" features 8 songs with a killer production and an awesome design that will for sure please every fan of V.A.L.S. and also any lover of a crushingly heavy & dark Death Metal with an excellent sense of melody.
The first creature of SETGE will be ifnally unleashed on 25th of December, but in the meantime you can listen to three songs at the band's official MySpace:
Spanish Satanic Speed Thrashers OMISSION have just finished the recordings of their 2nd full length album entitled "Merciless Jaws from Hell" which will be released through XTREEM MUSIC in January 2011. The band suffered a few line-up changes since the release of their debut album "Thrash Metal is Violence" in late 2009 so this new opus was recorded by the two remaining members Patillas (guitars/vocals) & Marco (guitars) with the addition of new bass player Surt and with AVULSED's drummer Riky playing the entire recording as session member, as the band is still searching for a steady drummer.
"Merciless Jaws from Hell" was recorded between August - October at Wolfpack Studios and is a step further on the band's own style of merciless and violent Speed Thrash Metal and will empower the already leading band's position within the spanish Thrash Metal scene. Track list for the new album is as follows:
01. Erotic Nightmares
02. A Field Sowed Of Coffins
03. Northmen Wrath
04. We Are The Dead
05. Architects Of Fear
06. Fuckin' Alone
07. The Light In My Dark
08. Here We Stand
09. Day Of Your Death Arrives...
10. You Can't Hide
11. Ianus Rex Infernorum
OMISSION is currently finishing the last details of the mixings to leave everything ready for the release of their second blasphemy in January 2011. You can actually hear an advance track entitled "We are the Dead" at the band's official MySpace: www.myspace.com/omissIonthrashmetal
Veteran dutch Thrashsers CRUSTACEAN have inked a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their long awaited 3rd album "Greed, Tyranny & Sodomy". CRUSTACEAN has been around since 1994 and has since released a mini CD "Headcleaner" ('95) and two full length albums: "Burden of our Suffering" ('98) and "Insaniac" ('03). After a promotional tour the band spent time on other successful live-projects only to re-appear in the best line-up ever in 2007. Since then the band has been focusing on writing their best and most intense Thrash Metal album ever, "Greed, Tyranny & Sodomy".
CRUSTACEAN is a band with a solid line-up, also performing live as SLAYER cover band for over twelve years now. The influence of SLAYER is undeniable, however CRUSTACEAN is all but a SLAYER coverband. CRUSTACEAN set out to create a rocksolid yet exciting and varied Thrash Metal album. "Greed, Tyranny & Sodomy" was recorded and produced at Double Noise Studios in Tilburg (Holland) by Gerben van der Aa and mastered at Fabrika13 (Slovenia) by Slobodan Milunovic.
"Greed, Tyranny & Sodomy" is expected be released April 2011 but you can actually listen two advance tracks which will give you an idea of the direction of the new album by this great dutch band. Just visit their official MySpace www.myspace.com/crustaceanmetal
KÖRGULL THE EXTERMINATOR
"War of the Voivodes", the 2nd album of spanish most nasty and wicked Axe Thrash Metal act KÖRGULL THE EXTERMINATOR, is getting only great reactions everywhere!! While their debut album "Dogs of War" didn't get the expected reception for such a killer work, this time with their sophomore release, even one of the most respected gurus in the Metal scene had to surrender in front of such a devastating album. This is no other than DARKTHRONE's Fenriz himself who's contributing for Germany's ROCK HARD Mag and wrote a 9/10 review for KÖRGULL's "War of the Voivodes" which reads like this:
"They continue their massive attack, but this time only their "Kingdom of Darkness II" track has anything to do with the 90's.
Yes my friends, KÖRGULL has finally taken the big plunge into the 80's, this most definately being for fans of MERCILESS "The Awakening", 3 first VOIVOD albums and last but not least that golden Steamhammer LP version of "Obsessed by Cruelty" (SODOM). It's still the same perfect necro wonderful drumming, the beyond Lemmy growling bass and a wall of delightfully sepulchral guitars.
The vocals are out of this world this time, they float on top of the music in a weird way and are so harsh, perfectly effective in their sheer DEADNESS that I have to say that these are probably the best Black Metal vocals right now.
If anything, the album is too long (!), the onslaught is really too massive, and they could have saved the "Road Killer" song for a vinyl 7" release. Then again, their version of the PLASMATICS "Doom Song" totally blows me away, vocals bestially insanely cool here, I am at a loss for words. And I don't really even like cover songs. But this one is worth every penny".
So if Fenriz said this.... AMEN!! And this just one of the album's most outstanding reviews!! Reactions like this are happening in a few other magazines & webzines from people who truly appreciate the greatness of this band that is for sure to become a cult act in years to come!! So if you still didn't know this band, you can always visit their official MySpace at www.myspace.com/korgulltheexterminator to listen their corrisive stuff, and of course you know you can buy their two killer albums through XTREEM MUSIC's mailorder!!
The anticipated return of Spain's most legendary Black Metal band OUIJA is now embodied in form of a 4-song mini CD entitled "Adversary" which was recorded at Moontower Studios by Javi Bastard and later on mastered at famous swedish Unisound Studios by Dan Swanö, resulting on an astonishing recording which shows a more intense and dark side of OUIJA as well as keeping these awesome melodies and great song structures which will for sure please not only every long time fan of the band, but every lover of great quality Black Metal!! Track list for "Adversary" is as follows:
01. Flagellate Me
03. The Blood Centurion
This new MCD, whose songs will remain exclusive, is planned for an immediate December 2010 release and will serve as a perfect appetizer for the band's upcoming 2nd full length album planned sometime in late 2011. You can already listen to a new track that the band has posted on their official MySpace at: www.myspace.com/ouija1997
Brazilian raging thrashers DEATHRAISER, who already inked a deal with XTREEM MUSIC in mid 2008 under their previous moniker of MERCILLESS, have finished the recording process for their debut full length album entitled "Violent Aggression" which will see the light in February 1st, 2011. DEATHRAISER is a truly young band hailing from Minas Gerais whose only previous recording was a demo in 2007 and ever since they've been carefully working on the completion of their debut album which took way longer than what they expected, but it was worth the wait!! It's not easy to hear such an aggressive album in nowaday's overcrowded Thrash scene!! DEATHRAISER's style developed from a very basic KREATOR-influenced Thrash to an insanely intense style which reminds pretty much to INVOCATOR's first demos because of it's sheer merciless intensity. Other influences can be found in bands like DARK ANGEL, SADUS, VIKING, SACRIFICE...
"Violent Aggression" includes a killer front cover artwork by polish artist Andrey Bouzikov who already worked with bands like MUNICIPAL WASTE, CANNABIS CORPSE, VOETSEK, SKELETONWITCH amongst many others. An advance track for the forthcoming album can be heard at the band's official MySpace: www.myspace.com/deathraiser666
New finnish Death Metal band DESECRESY has inked a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their recentlyrecorded debut album "Arches of Entropy" due to come out before the end of 2010. DESECRESY was formed in 2009 by Tommi Grönqvist (all instruments) and Jarno Nurmi (vocals) both from the now extinct SLUGATHOR. The music of DESECRESY is a crushingly heavy type of Death Metal with a dark and eerie atmosphere inspired by bands like ABHORRENCE (fin), BOLT THROWER, ASPHYX, DERKETA, RIPPIKOULU, GRAVE, INCANTATION, ROTTREVORE... and in general getting inspiration from 90's Death Metal, although DESECRESY doesn't settle just to be a so called "old school" band. Their aim is to make Death Metal as it should be, not as it once was.
"Arches of Entropy" was recorded from January to August 2010 and holds such a heavy, deep and dense production that despite not being so polite as nowadays productions, this one for sure perfectly captures the darkness and heaviness of the 10 songs there included, resulting in one of Finland's heaviest albums ever.
Although there's not an exact release date, "Arches of Entropy" is planned to come out between November/ December 2010, so in the meaintime we urge you to visit their official MySpace to listen to three songs: www.myspace.com/desecresy
XTREEM MUSIC is extremely proud to announce a deal with one of UK's most legendary Punk/ Metal bands ever: BROKEN BONES for the release of the band's 7th album "Fuck You & All You Stand For!" both on CD & 12"LP format for immediate release in early September. Formed back in 1983 by two ex-members of DISCHARGE (Tony "Bones" & Tezz), the band immediately started to gain a strong reputation within the UK Punk scene by releasing numerous EP's and albums specially between '83-'85. BROKEN BONES was spicing their music with doses of Metal, Thrash & HC which made of their style a unique one. In '96 the band reformed, after a few years of silence, with a line-up that still remains until today and released a new album in '01. Ever since the band has been hitting the scene with an even more aggressive and pissed-off brand of Punk/ Metal which has reached its highest point with their new album which is undoubtely their most angry release ever!!
Originally released by the band's own label Dem Bones Recordings and being spread mainly in Punk circles, "Fuck You & All You Stand For!" is going to be released with 4 bonus tracks (re-recordings of 4 old killer classics) on limited CD & 12"LP vinyl editions which will undoubtely open new frontiers for the band. We at XTREEM MUSIC, for example, have been listening to BROKEN BONES since mid/late 80's and we're sure there's plently of other extreme Metal devotees that have grown listening to B.B. for years too!!
For all of you who already know about this true legend, you'll know what to expect from BROKEN BONES on this new album: strong tunes both aggressive and catchy with intense riffing and motherfucking attitude. Visit their official MySpace that althoguh has almost no information about the band, at least you can see & hear two videos with a few songs: www.myspace.com/brokenbonesukhc