Norwegian brutal Death Metallers THE SICKENING have inked a 2-album deal with XTREEM MUSIC. The band, featuring ex-BLOOD RED THRONE's drummer Beist, is heralding the flag of new wave of Norwegian brutal Death with a style that's heavily influenced by bands like SUFFOCATION, PYREXIA & CANNIBAL CORPSE with more modern touches in the vein of KATAPLEXIA, DISAVOWED, INVERACITY... no groovy slamming stuff, just straight forward brutal Death!!
Their debut album, tentatively named "Death, Devastation, Decay!" is already recorded and currently being mastered in Sweden by the infamous Deathmaster Dan Swäno. 11 songs of relentless and brutal-as-fuck Death Metal including a cover of CANNIBAL CORPSE's "Hammer Smashed Face" in a way more brutal and bizarre style will be included on this debut opus that will undoubtely put THE SICKENING in the map of the current brutal Death Metal scene.
Release schedule for this album hasn't been settled yet, but it's expected sometime this summer 2009 while the band is hardly working on shows not only in their homeland, but also in various festivals across Europe. For more info about the band as well as listening to one unmastered song form the upcoming album, visit their official MySpace at: www.myspace.com/thesickeningdeathmetal
Spanish Black metallers GOTHMOG have signed a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the imminent release of their debut album "A Step in the Dark" on 1st of January 2009.
"A Step in the Dark" is a magnificent opus of monumental Symphonic Black Metal in the traditional style of the best works of bands like DIMMU BORGIR, EMPEROR, SATYRICON, IMMORTAL... with truly memorable melodies supported with outstanding guitar work and a killer production, that will transport you 10 years ago when this style was totally honest, pure and full of feeling. With this album, GOTHMOG brings us 10 awesome songs without fillers, a great recording that will undoubtely put this band on top of the spanish Black Metal map and most probably a force to recon in the international scene.
For more info about the band as well as listening to some songs from this album, please check the band's official MySpace at www.myspace.com/gothmog666
Finally!! After some weeks of negotiations, XTREEM MUSIC is more than proud to announce the addition to their roosters of one of the most legendary, true and classic Thrash Metal bands ever to come out from the german scene!! No other than the mighty NECRONOMICON!! Yes, the same ones that emerged back in ’83 together with bands like KREATOR, DESTRUCTION, SODOM… and that released three classic albums from ’86 to ’88 and later two more in ’94 & ’04.
The band has always been active and nowadays they even still have three out of the four former members from ‘83/’84: Freddy, Jogi & Axel plus Andi who joined in ’02. Now with their 6th full length album “Revenge of the Beast” they’re here to continue the legend with what’s perhaps their strongest album ever!! In opposite way as most of the “old glories” that are still alive trying to imitate their good old days and offering average albums, NECRONOMICON not only retains their very own style, but they offer a varied, fresh and powerful album that will take by surprise all fans of the good old german Thrash Metal.
To know things from first hand, here you have an official statement from the band:
November 2008, NECRONOMICON has signed!
It’s the end of a long search and NECRONOMICON did a pact with the spanish Thrash & Death label XTREEM MUSIC with his owner Dave Rotten. Now it's time to release the production 'Revenge of the Beast' for all the Thrashing maiacs out there! Finally!
Again it was a long and rocky road for the 4 guys from the southwest of germany. Very typical, very NECRONOMICON. The production 'Revenge of the Beast' was recorded long ago. Once it was produced, mixed and mastered by Guru Achim Köhler it became a damn jackhammer!
But they didn’t just leave it at one production: Out of thanks and respect to the fans, NECRONOMICON produced “Revenge of the Beast” on their own a second time - in the style of the 80’s. It was all done in Temple Studio with Oliver Noack and NECRONOMICON and sounds like it – raw and brutal. Both productions are being released together on a special limited double CD edition for the 25th anniversary.
Then the old question: Who is best for the band? And, as you know, this is not quite easy. After loads of talking and debates Freddy, Axel, Andi and Jogi made up their mind for the Madrid label XTREEM MUSIC.
Because of the sun and the nice climate conditions there? No, because of Dave who is a real fan of the band, the music and the whole Metal scene. Very authentic! And because Dave build up and manages a very nice label in a professional way an with lot of enthusiasm.
In the end it was a clear decision for NECRONOMICON and we expect a lot from the cooperation.
NECRONOMICON and XTREEM MUSIC and 'Revenge of the Beast' – be aware.
“Revenge of the Beast” is due for imminent release in December 15th on a first limited edition of 1.000 copies on double CD to celebrate their 25th anniversary. There will also be exclusive & very limited NECRONOMICON shirts to be sold together with the double CD on a special-priced pack (CD+shirt) which will be sold only through the XTREEM MUSIC mailorder.
As we’re writing this, the band is back from a 3-show mini-tour in Russia and a presentation show in Madrid (Spain) is being organized around January. This will be the very first time NECRONOMICON will play here and will be a very special show for all old school Thrashers!!
You can hear a song from ”Revenge of the Beast” by visiting NECRONOMICON’s official MySpace at www.myspace.com/possessedbythrash and there you’ll hear by yourself that this new album is a truly strong work full of aggression with the real and unparalleled old school feeling on it!! We hail the new ordes of Thrash Metal, but the originals are still here to keep their throne!!
After having participated in the killer 2nd Death Fast Open Air in Germany and headlined the 8th Metal Mania Open Air in Slovenia together with Exodus & Impaled Nazarene, AVULSED is ready for one more festival (as headliners as well) to close the summer festivals. This one is the 6th FilthRock Festival in Germany on 20th of September.
The band has just finished the recording of a brand new track entitled "Breaking Hymens" that will be included in the upcoming 10-CD mega-compilation box-set devoted exclusively to Spanish extreme Metal bands. This compilation will include over 150 bands and will be released in November '08 through Xtreem Music. This new track is an exclusive recording for this compilation although it'll be re-recorded for their upcoming 5th album. You can actually hear a rough pre-mixed and unmastered version at the band's official MySpace www.myspace.com/avulsed
Regarding AVULSED's new album, for the first time we can reveal the title and album cover!! It's gonna be called "Nullo (The Pleasure of Self-mutilation)" and the artwork is one of the most bizarre, disturbing and even blaspheme covers the band ever got!! The responsible for this gory piece of art is the american artist Mike Hrubovcak who also worked for bands like Grave, Monstrosity, Cattle Decapitation, Mortician, XXX Maniak and tons of others.
Recording sessions for the new album are starting on September 6th and will take at least 2 months to be completed, mixed and mastered, so a release date should be scheduled by the very end of '08 or early '09, again through slovak label Metal Age Prod. Some of the new song titles are the aforementioned" Breaking Hymens", "She's Hot Tonight (In My Oven)", "Chestblood"... and the style of the new compositions follow the band's trademarked style brutal and heavy yet catchy and somewhat melodic Death Metal with an even heavier sound this time. Just listen by to the new track and judge by yourself!!
Spain's new Thrash Metal sensation DEATH OVER THREAT have signed with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their imminent debut album "Sangre" (Blood) which is undoubtely one of the strongest and most surprising recordings within this musical genre in the spanish scene.
"Sangre" is a an album that showcases a really aggressive and intense brand of Thrash Metal which brings to your mind the best moments of SLAYER & SEPULTURA (on their "Arise" days), helped with an over-the-top vocalist which outstands on this band of skilled musicians. The album possess an incredible feeling which is very difficult to find nowadays and it's mainly due to the mature compositions where the excellent production, killer solos, catchy riffs and awesome vocal arrangements, transports you directly to early 90's blending influences from the aforementioned bands and spiced with some Bay Area touches.
Release date for this album is not settled yet, as it's still in design and post-production process, but it's expected sometime in late '08 and early '09. In the meantime you can listen to 4 songs on their official MySpace www.myspace.com/death6over6threat6
The debut album of spanish/swedish band PUTREVORE is scheduled for a September release through XTREEM MUSIC under the title of "Morphed from Deadbreath". PUTREVORE is a project band formed back in 2004 by Dave Rotten (AVULSED/ CHRIST DENIED) on vocals and Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER/ RIBSPREADER) on guitars/ bass with the intention of bringing back the most heavy, purtid and dark sounds of the old school Death Metal directly influenced by bands like INCANTATION, ROTTREVORE, GRAVE, FUNEBRE, DETERIOROT...
The original band's name was DEATHBREATH, but it was changed in summer '07 after seeing that another swedish band emerged later with a similar monicker, so to avoid possible mistakes, a more brutal namd was chosen which suits much better the band's style. Composition of the songs were made between '04-'07 and it was during '07 when recordings took place both in Sweden and Spain with the help of session drummer David Ekevarn, for a later mix and mastering at swedish studios EAP Productions by Ronnie Bjornstrom who did a perfect job capturing the exact sound and feeling that PUTREVORE needed!!
"Morphed from Deadbreath" includes the following 8 songs:
1. Aeon Leviathan
2. Torn From The Abzu
3. The Skies Vomit Sulphur
4. As They Return
5. Obscene Devourment
6. Dark Surgery Of The Ancients
7. From Depths Monstrous
8. Pale Bare Skull
The album cover was made by spanish artist Juanjo Castellano (www.juanjocastellano.com) who already did works for bands like Vomitory, Demoncy, Incantation, Evil Incarnate, etc. amongst many others. PUTREVORE's album cover and three songs from the album can be checked through the band's official website www.putrevore.com / www.myspace.com/putrevore
Ukrainian brutal Death Metallers MENTAL DEMISE have inked a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their upcoming 2nd album "Final Step to Future Madness". This new effort features the services of new vocalist Andrey "Sadist" Burovenko, seeing the band showing a faster, more intense and technical style still in the ultra-brutal blasting Death Metal vein that characterized their previous recordings with influences from bands like CRYPTOPSY, KRONOS, early ABORTED, DEICIDE, DECAPITATED... spiced with some killer old styled Florida's Death Metal.
The new album was recorded at famous polish Hertz Studios (VADER, DECAPITATED, KRONOS, EMETH...) which guarantees a killer top-noch production. This work includes 11 new songs plus 3 old tunes featuring new vocalist.
"Final Step to Future Madness" will see the light by the end of summer '08. In the meantime you can hear some advance songs at the band's official website www.myspace.com/psychopenetration
KÖRGULL THE EXTERMINATOR
The newest addition to XTREEM MUSIC's Thrash rooster are Spanish evil Thrashers KÖRGUL THE EXTERMINATOR. Coming out from the deepest darkness of Barcelona, the band, who is formed by two girls and two guys, have just released their debut recording in form of a split CD with also spaniards MORBID YELL where they perform a really primitive, rotting and infernal old school Thrash/ Black with influences from early SODOM, MORBID, early BATHORY, HELLHAMMER, early VOIVOD, DARKTHRONE, BULLDOZER...
KÖRGULL THE EXTERMINATOR is currently working on a new and exclusive song and video-clip for XTREEM MUSIC's upcoming mega-compilation as well as writing new songs for their debut full-length album to be recorded by the end of the year for a 2009 release. The four songs from their split CD can be heard on their official website at www.myspace.com/korgulltheexterminator. This band is definitely not for the trendy ears... you're warned!!
XTREEM MUSIC is proud to announce the signing of spanish old school Thrash Metal newcomers AGGRESSION!! The recent release of their debut mini CD "Thrashing Your Brain" took the spanish scene by storm and shows a killer band that has something great to offer in the future!! This 6-songs EP was recorded at AXtudios which secured them a superb production and this immediately gained the attention from XTREEM MUSIC who immediately offered them a 2-album deal. AGGRESSION are now writing new songs for what will be their debut full lentgh album scheduled for a late 2008 release. This will undoubtely boost them not only to the top of the spanish Thrash Metal movement that has been giving birth to many excellent bands during the last years, but also in the worldwide scene!!
For those who aren't familiar with AGGRESSION, they play a high quality aggressive Thrash influenced by bands like EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ONSLAUGHT, SLAYER, HIRAX and even ANTHRAX from their best works. "Thrashing Your Brain" is available both directly from the band or through XTREEM MUSIC's mailorder. Three of the songs are available for listening at the band's own website www.myspace.com/aggressionband
As part of the pre-promotion campaign for the band, we encourage any medias (magazines, webzines & radios) to enter www.media.xtreemmusic.com to download this EP for review & airplay.
The 3rd KATAPLEXIA album is ready!! "Supreme Authority" was recorded during the months of March/ April featuring a special session drummer which is no other than Timo Häkkinen from SOTAJUMALA, who's a really talented musician and lend his killer technical skills and speed-of-light drumming for this great album!!
Cover art for this release was done by the amazing greek artist George "Grin", and it's definitely an awesome piece of art which is at the same level of renowned names like Dan Seagrave and similars.
KATAPLEXIA will also attend to the most brutal festival in Europe this summer that will take place in germany on 12th-14th June 2008 (www.deathfeast.de) where they're going to celebrate their release party as well.
Yesterday night, our drummer Ricky suffered a loss of coscience and once in the hospital he remained in the Intensive Care Unit. It seems like he suffered a small brain stroke or something like that. this is, one of the veins was broken and some blood was spilled, so he need some surgery to take that blood out.
At this point we don't know much about it, since he liked 200 km away, and this is the information provided to us by his girlfriend, but what it's sure is that we'll have to cancel the AVULSED performance at the DELIRIUM FESTIVAL that's taking place near Paris 8France) next Saturday 19th of April. Also, right now we're not sure if we'll be able to perform at the UNDERGROUND METAL FEST in Lyon (France) next saturday 26th of April as well. We still have to see how Ricky develops from this and then we'll see, although this really doesn't depend on us.
We're very sorry for not being able to perform at the DELIRIUM FESTIVAL on which AVULSED was the headliner sharing the bill with quite some cool bands like HACRIDE + NO RETURN + DEGRADEAD + EMBRYONIC CELLS + HYSTHERESY + E-VICE. We hope our fans and the organizers will understand us in this critical situation and we really hope to play at next year's edition of the festival.
Irish death/grind act ABADDON INCARNATE has posted two new tracks on its Myspace page. The songs 'Stillborn Hatred' and 'Harlequin' will be included on the band's fourth album, which will be recorded sometime this summer for a late 2008 release.
ABADDON INCARNATE's third album, "Dark Crusade", was released in March 2004 through Xtreem Music. The follow-up to 2001's "Nadir" (Sentinel) was recorded and mixed over a two-and-half-a-week period at Soundlab Studios in Sweden and includes 16 tracks.
Russian "Avantgarde Dissocial Grind Core Scum Band" ANAL NOSOROG have inked a deal for the release of their debut album "Condom of Hate" through XTREEM MUSIC. This 20-song album was previously released in a very limited edition by the band themselves just for their shows & some russian maniacs, but now it'll be available worldwide!!
"Comdom of Hate" is perhaps one of the most innovative, cool and original Grindcore releases in the last years!! Blending several styles like Gore/ Grind, Death, Punk and even Thrash, this album features some of the most heavy, crushing and groovy Grindcore tunes that will make any listener to be addicted to this band in just one listening!! Lovers of bands like BLOOD DUSTER, C.B.T., AHUMADO GRANUJO, BRUJERIA, PUNGENT STENCH... will praise this new masterpiece that is going to become an imitated style in the coming years. Just wait and see!!
French ultra-brutal Death Metal newcomers PSYCHOBOLIA have just inked a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their debut album "Fisting You All".
Hailing from Paris, PSYCHOBOLIA is definitely the most brutal and extreme female-fronted band ever to be heard!! Caroline's vocals surpasses most of men's ultra-brutal wannabees!! Forget about any female Death Metal vocalist you've ever heard before!! PSYCHOBOLIA's music is designed to be both brutal and enjoyable to listen to, gathering influences form bands like ANGEL CORPSE, KRISIUN, MORBID ANGEL, DEICIDE, SUFFOCATION, VADER... and their sheer intensity will immediately make them to gain lots of new fans worldwide and is sure to become one of France's leading brutal Death Metal acts like XTREEM MUSIC already did with their countrymates KRONOS!!
"Fisting You All" includes 13 songs and is scheduled for a February 2008 release. You can actually hear one somg from this upcoming album through www.myspace.com/psychobolia and get more info about the band through www.psychobolia.com
AVULSED have just seen released their very first official DVD "Reanimating Russia 2007" that includes one of their two shows in Russia from the last month of May, the one in Moscow, where there's 19 songs recorded in a totally professional way with various cameras, pro-sound and many extras. This DVD means the first official DVD ever released by an spanish Death Metal band!! It's available through the band's website www.avulsed.com.
After a successful series of 7 festivals throughout Europe between April & September which included countries like Germany, England, France, Portugal, Austria, Italy & Switzerland besides two shows in Italy and the aforementioned ones in Russia, as well as various in the Spanish territory, AVULSED is now ready for what will be their first live appearances in Finland, a 3-shows mini tour in early December together with DEMIGOD & KALMAH.
In the meantime, the band is still working in the new songs that will be included in their 5th studio album that is going to be recorded during the first half of 2008 and that will be the most brutal and aggressive stuff the band has ever written, always keeping the own identity signs of AVULSED's style.
Los Angeles Old School Thrashcore fuckers OBSCENE GESTURE have just inked a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their debut full length "Living In Profanity" whose release date has been set up in August 1st. The band features some recognized names in the scene such as Chuck Profus (original ex-AGENT STEEL drummer), George Robb (original ex-AGENT STEEL bass) and no other than Juan García (original & current AGENT STEEL guitarist as well as ex-ABATTOIR & EVILDEAD).
"Living In Profanity" includes 21 tracks at a blistering 37 minutes and was produced by L.A. producer Rob Hill (Cypress Hill, Powerman5000, Agent Steel, Tourettes, ect...). The band is currently setting up a West Coast tour, sharing some dates with L.A. bands AGENT STEEL and INSECTICIDE.
For those who are still not familiar with OBSCENE GESTURE, their music is a relentless mixture of old school 80's Thrash, Hardcore & Punk in the vein of bands like D.R.I., CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, SLAYER, LETHAL AGGRESSION, CRUMBSUCKERS, THE ACCÜSED...
Old school Finnish Death Metal masters DEMIGOD have signed a deal with XTREEM
MUSIC to finally release their long awaited third album!!
the official band's statement: "After careful consideration, DEMIGOD has finally
decided to release their third album "Let Chaos Prevail" self-financed in Scandinavia.
The band's strong belief in the material took them to Fantom Studios already last
summer and now finally after almost a year of pondering their options, the band
will finally release the album. As their criteria for the release this time was
proper promotion in Finland and Scandinavia combined with wide spread distribution
over the world, the band came to the conclusion of releasing the album self financed
in Finland and getting a foreign partner to handle the distribution & promotion
all over the world. The right label for co-operation was found in XTREEM MUSIC.
With XTREEM MUSIC handling the distribution & promotion worldwide and the
band themselves taking care of the Scandinavian market, the album will surely
reach everyone who is interested in getting it".
and for information on the album's world wide distribution: XTREEM
MUSIC (Dave Rotten) email@example.com
French Brutal Death Metal band KRONOS will team up with fellow French metallers BENIGHTED and FATAL for a tour of France between October 27 and November 4, 2007. KRONOS is currently searching for gigs to book the tour. Interested parties can contact Gab at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
KRONOS' third album, "The Hellenic Terror", has just been released via Xtreem Music. The follow-up to 2004's "Colossal Titan Strife" was recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland and is said to be "a mythological concept album talking about the creatures of the ancient Greece".
Spanish Doom metallers AUTUMNAL will support KATATONIA on their three days spanish tour. The band will perform songs from their latest album "Grey Universe", released through XTREEM MUSIC last December, and from the previous demo "The Age Of The Sin". This tour will make possible AUTUMNAL's return to Irún and Barcelona five years after their last gigs.
Meanwhile "Grey Universe" its obtaining a great response from the medias. The band is working on its conitinuation for a 2008 release.
You will find AUTUMNAL's music and more info in http://www.myspace.com/autumnaldoom.