It was in 1991 when the 1st demo by spanish Death Metallers HUMAN WASTE was released on the legendary Drowned Productions (pre-Repulse/pre-Xtreem Music) and this was the 3rd title on this label. There weren't almost any Death Metal bands in the spanish scene, but HUMAN WASTE arose like a whirlwind with their brutal, twisted and somewhat technical Death Metal creating an own and recognizable sound with their weird riffing and complex structures.
HUMAN WASTE recorded 4 demos, one each year, between 1991 & 1994, but the 4th one, even if it was Death Metal, it was already showing a deviation towards more progressive & experimental sounds, so this release coming out in 2015 through Xtreem Music, is focusing on the first three demos, the most brutal and merely Death Metal. These three demos: "The Miracle of Death" ('91), "Existential Nausea" ('92) & "Promo Tape '93" ('93) are being re-issued in one CD entitled "Harvest Remnants" with remastered sound, liner notes and lots of bands photos, demo covers, flyers, etc. and comes with a killer artwork by canadian artist Derek Restivo.
The debut EP of spanish Thrashers HOLYCIDE, featuring Dave Rotten (AVULSED) on vocals, is totally finished and ready to go!! So we can already advance the cover artwork for "Toxic Mutation", created by US artist Mark Riddick as well as an advance track.
The recording and mixing process of "Toxic Mutation" took around 5 months, being recorded in different studios and mixed and mastered by Raúl Fournier "Furni" at his own Overhead Studios, achieving a truly great production!! The EP contains 5 own songs plus a cover version of DARK ANGEL's "Merciless Death", showing such a fresh, aggressive, dynamic, intense and catchy Thrash Metal like most probably you haven't heard for a long time!! Lovers of bands like DARK ANGEL, INFERNAL MAJESTY, ATROPHY, CORONER, SACRIFICE, SEPULTURA (beneath)... will find in HOLYCIDE a new force to reckon!!
Tracklist for "Toxic Mutation" is as follows:
1. No Escape
2. Blood Typhoon
3. Apocalypse Riders
4. Radiation Endgame
5. Life Turned to Dust
6. Merciless Death (Dark Angel)
2014 has been a very productive year for Xtreem Music!! 27 releases in 12 months with bands from places like Iran and Nepal, but now we can announce the signing of a quite veteran band from... China!! They're ULULATE, a one-man band that started back in 2001 as a Black Meta outfit and now have mutated into a solid Death Metal act.
ULULATE released their debut album back in 2002 and then some EP's and splits until in 2014, Spectre, the only man behind the band, who plays all instruments, recorded a new album entitled "Back to Cannibal World" displaying a very personal vision of horror themed Death Metal incorporating weird and twisted elements in it. To give you an idea of ULULATE's sound, it comes as a blend of influences from bands like very early CARBONIZED, AUTOPSY, IMMOLATION demo days, OLD FUNERAL and even japanese NECROPHILE.
Cover artwork for "Back to Cannibal World", depicting some chinese zombies, has been created by killer spanish artist César Valladares and tracklist for the album is as follows:
1. Not Always Be Silent
2. Red Wine
3. Decease and Sadness
4. Anxiety of Mortality
6. Mrs. Cobra
7. Real Catastrophe
8. Song Dan Ping
Spanish legendary Death Metal act APOSENTO (formed back in 1990), have unleashed their very first video-clip ever, taken from their debut album "Aposento", released back in May 2014 through Xtreem Music. The chosen track is "Alma Condenada" (Condemned Soul), which perfectly represents the crushing Death Metal style of the band, always loyal to 90's Florida style.
Spanish thrashers BREATHLESS are totally ready for the release of their sophomore album that will be entitled "Return to Pangea" whose cover artwork we can actually reveal as well as an advance track. Release date has been set for the 20th of January 2015 through Xtreem Music.
The debut album of BREATHLESS was released back in January 2011 and quickly helped them to get stablished amongst the finesh Thrash Meal acts within the spanish scene. Now, four years later, the band is back as a trio, more mature and with a more defined style, thrashier than ever!!
Tracklist for "Return to Pangea" is as follows:
01. Tectonic Chant
03. Atomic Waste
04. Introspective Nightmare
05. Return to Pangea
06. Beyond the Ritual
08. Ursula has a Tank
10. Brooding Wraith
11. Spinning Metal
Yes, you've read well!! British Crust/Punk fueled Thrash Metal legends CEREBRAL FIX have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their long awaited new album!!
Existing since 1986 and having released 4 albums between 1988-1992, CEREBRAL FIX reformed back in 2006 with both original guitarists Gregg Fellows and Anthony Warburton together with former vocalist Simon Forrest, the band got Andy Baker (ex-SACRILEGE) on drums and Steve Watson (RAVENS CREED) on bass to complete the line-up. The band was especially active during 2014 when they got to play a few shows until in October, due to personal reasons, vocalist Simon Forrest had to leave the band, being immediately replaced by Al Osta, who already proved to be a good frontman in RAVENS CREED. With this line-up, CEREBRAL FIX opened for MORBID ANGEL last 10th of December in Birmingham, getting a very good acceptance.
CEREBRAL FIX is now working on last details for their comeback album which is planned to be recorded during the first months of 2015 and according to Andy Baker's words "it's going to be a cross between the 1st album and upbeat DISCHARGE". So this is a clear statement that the band is back where they left on their acclaimed debut album from 1988 "Life Sucks… and Then You Die!".
CEREBRAL FIX is having a new split 7"EP with SELFLESS through Fear Me! Music during December and we'll keep you informed as news flows from the band regarding the recording of the new album. In the meantime, visit their official websites at www.facebook.com/CerebralFixDirtbirds and www.cerebralfix.co.uk
We can finally reveal the cover art, tracklist and advance song of the 2nd album of holland's most bizarre and depraved Death Metal horror freaks NAILGUN MASSACRE, whose release date has been set for the 10th of January 2015 through Xtreem Music.
"Boned, Boxed and Buried" is the title of this magnific second opus that includes 12 songs of an ugly, grotesque and terrifying Death Metal mainly influenced by bands like Autopsy, Impetigo, early Death, Sempiternal Deathreign, Macabre, Pungent Stench and in general the good old school Death Metal with lyrics and imagery dealing with B-Horror movies, zombies, 80ties slashers, rednecks and powertools.
Tracklist for "Boned, Boxed and Buried" is as follows:
01. Where's the Head?
02. Boned, Boxed and Buried
03. Stinky Stench
04. I Bury the Hatched in your Face
05. Meat Locker
06. Nailgun Messiah
07. Casket Full of Fun
08. The Doctor and the Beast
09. Mad Road Killer
10. What's in the Box?
11. Lower Me Down
Satanic Punk bastards CENDRA (means Ash) have everything ready for the release of their 2nd album "666 Bastards"!! We can now reveal the complete artwork as well as full tracklist for this 12-song album that is planned for the very 1st of January 2015!! What a better way than celebrating new year drinking whiskey to waste and listening to CENDRA??
"666 Bastards" is a fucking addictive album that will hook you with their evil and nasty songs that blends in equal parts, elements of Black, Thrash and Death with a strong Punk stench. This stuff is suitable for every lover of bands like SODOM "In the Sign of Evil", TOXIC HOLOCAUST, very early ONSLAUGHT, DISCHARGE, MIDNIGHT, early SARCOFAGO…
Tracklist for "666 bastards" is as follows:
01. Satŕnic D-beat
03. 666 Bastards
06. Cementiri Rocker
07. Sang, Suor i Alcohol
08. Tot és Una Porqueria!
10. Dimonis Motöritzats
11. Privant Fins Rebentar
12. Castell Okupat
Only one week left to see the debut album "En Naturlig Död" of swedish Crust/ Death Grinders DRĹP released on CD format through Xtreem Music and here you can see a killer video-clip of the opening track "Preparat".
Swedish Death Metal newcomers ASHCLOUD, featuring Jonny Peterson, vocalist in the legendary WOMBBATH, have just inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their debut album sometime during spring 2015.
ASHCLOUD's 1st album will be entitled "Abandon All Light" and it's already recorded, which about to get the final touches in the mix and mastering. During that process, great artist Daniel Devilish will take care of the artwork for the album. "Abandon All Light" contains 8 songs of a heavy crusty Death Metal influenced by bands like CARNAGE, BOLT THROWER, VOMITORY, ENTOMBED, CONVULSE...
As soon as we got the album cover finished and the final mix & mastering of the album, we'll reveal it along with a definite release date. In the meantime, check out ASHCLOUD's official Facebook: www.facebook.com/Ashcloud666 and also listen to a rough-mix version of an album track here:
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)