It was in 1992 when two promising bands from the swedish & finnish Death Metal scenes, released a split album, that now, 23 years later, it's one of the most cult splits ever released in the early 90's. Unfortunately, CARTILAGE never recorded anything after that and although ALTAR did a few demos later on, they disbanded shortly after.
But the legacy still lives here and this split album originally released through former Xtreem Music label Drowned Productions, gets a re-issue in form of a double CD with 7 bonus tracks by each band taken from their early demos, a total of 14 songs (60 min.) from each one.
All songs have been remastered (not remixed!) for an optimal sound, preserving the essence from the originals and this release comes with a new cover artwork, a remake of the original one made by cult finnish artist Turkka G. Rantanen. Of course, original cover art is included on the release and booklet comes with extra photos, flyers & demo covers to complete this cult re-issue. However, we know that purists won't be satisfied with this release, so they can always go and pay a fortune on eBay to get the original (if they can). No hard feelings! For the rest, here you have a new chance to get this gem in an improved and extended way at a reasonable price. A vinyl version with the original split album tracks, will follow in the future.
Legendary british Crossover/ Thrash/ Punk pioneers CEREBRAL FIX will be entering Framework Studios in Birmingham on August 1st 2015 to record the band's fifth studio album to date, the first one in 23 years after their album "Death Erotica" in 1992.
Penned for an October/November 2015 release through Xtreem Music with a working title of "Disaster of Reality", the new album will feature new singer Al Osta (RAVENS CREED - Xtreem Music) and the return of Steve Watson on bass, also from RAVENS CREED, who already played in CEREBRAL FIX from '87-'89 together with Andy Baker (ex-SACRILEGE, VARUKERS, WARWOUND...) on drums along with original members Tony Warburton and Gregg Fellows on guitars. This means the old line-up that recorded their classic debut album "Life Sucks..." ('88) except former vocalist Simon Forrest who left the band in late 2014.
The album release will coincide with the band's appearance at Birmingham's FeatFest show in October 2015. As soon as recordings are finished and artwork is ready, we'll reveal both as well as settle a release date for the album, so stay tuned and check out CEREBRAL FIX's official website here: www.facebook.com/CerebralFixDirtbirds and you can listen to the two latest songs recorded by the band in 2014 for a split 7"EP featuring Simon Forrest on vocals right here:
- Never Say Never Again - https://youtu.be/eURxbxKZ-1M - Crucified World - https://youtu.be/QNpDoNkQv4E
Here comes the 3rd album out of the 5 finnish Death Metal releases planned by Xtreem Music during 2015!! This is none other than the 2nd full length by one of Finland's more veteran Death Metal bands NECROPSY!!
Existing since 1987, NECROPSY have recorded a good bunch of demos, all of them being re-issued on a 3-CD/4-LP set through Century Media in 2013. One of their highest points back in early 90's, was the release of a split album with DEMIGOD and a 7"EP titulado "Never to Be Forgotten", although it wasn't until 2011 when they released their debut full length "Bloodwork" on a small finnish label without any kind of impact due to its lack of promotion & distribution, which wasn't an obstacle to get them signed to Xtreem Music that would release a MCD in 2013 entitled "Psychopath Next Door".
Now NECROPSY comes with a 2nd album, stronger than ever, under the title of "Buried in the Woods", offering another dose of heavy, crushing, catchy and rotting Death Metal that will for sure please every fan of the good old finnish Death Metal from early 90's like FUNEBRE, PURTENANCE, CONVULSE, ABHORRENCE, DEPRAVITY...
Track listing for "Buried in the Woods" is as follows:
1. Buried in the Woods
2. Cold Fart Morbidity
3. Just Sharpen My Knife
4. Dead Inherit the Land
5. Full Moon Catlin
6. Pages of Flesh
7. Best Day Ever
8. Father Heresy
Slovenian thrashers PANIKK, whose debut album "Unbearable Conditions" was released by Xtreem Music in November 2014, are currently working on their second album planned for 2016, but in the meantime they have recorded 2 new songs in studio and added a live track to conform the "Pass the Time" EP which is released for FREE download via the band's own Bandcamp site as well a Xtreem Music's. A very limited physical edition of 60 copies has been released by the band themselves and only available through their own Bandcamp.
Track listing for "Pass the Time" is as follows:
1. Under Pretence
2. Rotten Cell
3. Messiah of Decay (live)
Two years after the recording of their acclaimed album "Ritual Zombi", spanish Death Metal legends AVULSED returns with a new recording in form of a 5-song EP entitled "Altar of Disembowelment" that marks the band's recording debut for new drummer Erik Raya.
Stylistically, "Altar of Disembowelment" continues the unmistakeable sound of AVULSED, forged during almost 25 years, but this time, the 4 new songs sounds a bit heavier and darker than ever before, with their traditional essence firmly rooted in the old finnish & swedish schools with a Bolthrowerish spice and the fucking low vocal register that forever remains intact in AVULSED.
The EP was recorded in three diferent studios and mixed at Overhead Studios by Raúl Fournier "Furni", ex-drummer of AVULSED between 1994-2004 for a later mastering at Unisound Studios by Dan Swanö.
Besides the 4 new songs, there's a cover version of BLACK SABBATH's "Neon Knight" that was initially recorded in late 2010 for a tribute album to DIO that ended up being a fiasco and instead of using that recording, the band decided to re-record it again for this EP.
Cover artwork for "Altar of Disembowelment" was again work of Juanjo Castellano who was also responsible behind the masterpiece cover art of "Ritual Zombi" who surpassed himself once again creating another absolutely astonishing artwork.
Track listing for "Altar of Disembowelment" is as follows:
1. To Sacrifice and Devour
2. Red Viscera Serology
3. Ceremony of Impalement
4. Tremble in the Darkness
5. Neon Knights (Black Sabbath)
Release date for the CD version of "Altar of Disembowelment" is settled for September 9th through Xtreem Music, right before the band's European Tour and the vinyl version on 10" format, will be released at the same time by greek label Screaming Victims Distro on a limited edition of 500 copies with 100 units on each five different colours (black, red, blue, clear & marble). You can visit AVULSED's official website here: www.avulsed.com and you can listen to an exclusive advance track of the EP on the following links:
As always, here at Xtreem Music we're never with the trends, so for us, Brutal Death is not about -Core or Hip-Hop shit... call us old fashioned (yes, please!), but for us Brutal Death is about brutality!! Who, Brutal Death lover, don't miss the good old days of... for example... the first DEEDS OF FLESH album?? When Brutal Death was pure and unadultered?? Luckily, norwegians THE SICKENING share with us that vision and here they have returned with hell of a fucking brutal 2nd album entitled "Sickness Unfold"!!
No modern riffing, no ridiculously-heavy sounding production or senseless compositions. "Sickness Unfold" comes with a fucking sharp production vomiting 9 own songs and a VILE cover, full of killer riffs and no bullshit!! Any lover of good old DEEDS OF FLESH, GORGASM, VILE... will adore this new opus!!
Track listing for "Sickness Unfold" is as follows:
01. Sickness Unfold
02. Fixed On Killing
03. Unnamed Horror
04. Throat Hole Ejaculation
05. Lord of Decay
06. A Mind Deranged
07. Powertool Sodomy
08. Suffer For My Pleasure
09. Consumed By Hate
10. Abort (the Fetus) [Vile cover]
Italian swedish Death Metal worshippers DAEMONIAC have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the imminent release of their debut EP "Lord of Immolation" as well as their upcoming albums.
Out from the ashes of the legendary italian band HORRID (now re-formed with a totally new line-up), comes DAEMONIAC, formed in 2013 and leaded by bass player & vocalist Max, which together with also ex-HORRID drummer Matt and guitarist Pier, have created a new Death Metal monster destined to preserve the true essence of good old 90's swedish Death Metal.
In fact, this "Lord of Immolation" EP was recorded, mixed and produced at Sunlight Studios by Tomas Skogsberg to ensure the perpetuation of the true spirit from bands like NIHILIST, CREMATORY (swe), early NECROPHOBIC, CARNAGE... There's also collaborations from Johan Jansson (INTERMENT/ MOONDARK) and Urban Skytt (CREMATORY/ GENERAL SURGERY) and cover artwork was created by mythic artist Chris C. Moyen.
Tracklist for "Lord of Immolation" is as follows:
2. Away From Christ
3. Demonic Possession
4. Chunks of Flesh (Crematory-swe cover)
5. Desecration of Christianity
6. Lord of Immolation
Italian horror Death Metal dealers GRAVESITE have finished the recordings of their debut album to be entitled "Horrifying Nightmares..." and here we can show you the cover artwork made by Mario E. Lopez M. as well as full tracklist and an exclusive advance song.
GRAVESITE was formed in 2014 by members from other bands like HAEMOPHAGUS, UNDEAD CREEP & CANCER SPREADING among others and released a demo entitled "Obsessed by the Macabre" signing to Xtreem Music for their debut album "Horrifying Nightmares..." which is formed by 9 tracks of an old fashioned Death Metal in the tradition of bands like AUTOPSY, GRAVE, DEATH, CARCASS...
Track listing for "Horrifying Nightmares..." is as follows:
1. Intro/Anguished Sleep
2. Submerged in Vomit
3. Horrifying Nightmares of Flesh and Blood
4. I Want to Rot
5. The Painter of Agonies
6. Where Mortals Fear to Thread
7. Curse of the Red Moon
8. Worship Death in All its Forms
9. Suscipe Mortem
German lovers of rancid and rotten Death Metal CRYPTIC BROOD have signed with Xtreem Music for the release of their upcoming EP and more albums to come.
Formed back in early 2013, CRYPTIC BROOD released their first demo tape "Morbid Rite" in october of the same year, being followed by a split CD/LP with countrymates GRAVEYARD GHOUL released on Final Gate Records in Fall 2014. Now in 2015 the band has recorded three new tracks plus an original "Autopsyzed" cover of SUFFOCATION's "Infecting the Crypts" and are working on the final touches for their upcoming EP that will be entitled "Wormhead". CRYPTIC BROOD's sound can be defined as a truly heavy and ugly Death/ Doom influenced by bands like AUTOPSY, WINTER, DERKETA, UNDERGANG, early ASPHYX, HELLHAMMER...
"Wormhead" is due to come out through Xtreem Music in fall 2015 and as soon as the recordings and artwork are finished, we'll advance one song and cover art as well as settle a definite release date for it. In the meantime you can visit CRYPTIC BROOD 's oficial sites here: www.crypticbrood.de & www.facebook.com/CrypticBrood and you can listen to their demo & split album on the following link:
British Death Metal mongers DECREPID have finished their sophomore album and it's ready to be unleashed upon mankind!! Title for this monstrous work is "Osseous Empire" and it was originally intended for a 2014 release, but line up changes forced the band to delay their plans until 2015.
Formed back in 2005, and specially since the release of the band's debut album "Devoted to Death" in 2011, which was very well received by the scene, DECREPID have been forging a reputation by themselves as one of UK's most pure and uncompromising Death Metal acts with a sound that's brutal yet old school sounding with songs full of killer and crushing riffs. Definitely not for modern trendy core-boys.
Track listing for "Osseous Empire" is as follows:
2. Death Walks Above
3. Indulgence in Self Destruction
5. Into to the Doom
6. Breeding Anger
7. Fear Within
Swedish/Spanish/Norwegian combo PUTREVORE, are finishing the recordings for their third album. The band, always formed by Rogga Johanson (PAGANIZER) & Dave Rotten (AVULSED), is again hiring the drumming skills of Brynjar Helgetun (THE GROTESQUERY) who already played on the band's previous album "Macabre Kingdom" released in 2012. The band is sure that this album is their most heavy, crushing, rotting and thick work so far!! You can expect the perfect sound definition of their own name!!
PUTREVORE's new album will be entitled "Tentacles of Horror" and recordings were made during the first month of 2015 in each respective member's country of origin for a latter mixing process that will be handled by Dave Rotten himself at his own Sanctuary Studios and most probably will be mastered at Overhead Studios by Raúl Fournier "Furni", who's currently working on the recordings of the new AVULSED EP. Cover artwork, as on their two previous albums, will be handled by Juanjo Castellano who's again doing a masterpiece!!
Colombian true living Death Metal legends MASACRE have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the European version of their latest album "Brutal Aggre666ion", the 5th in their long career for this band formed back in 1988 that has built a truly incorruptible cult status as one of the most mythic south american bands ever!!
First released only for the colombian territory through the band's own label Mórbida Prod. in October 2014, "Brutal Aggre666ion" is another solid step in the band's discography, showing a truly brutal form of Death Metal in their traditional style, empowered, once again, by the production skills of HATE ETERNAL/ ex-MORBID ANGEL's Erik Rutan at his own Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida.
Track listing for "Brutal Aggre666ion" is as follows:
1. La Guerra
4. War in Hell
5. Donde Habital el Mal
6. Satanic Peace Agreement
7. Reality Death
8. The Calm Before the Storm
9. Valle de la Muerte
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.