Greek Death metallers SOULSKINNER got their album's artwork completed by the mighty atist Mark Riddick, so we can reveal it as well as the full track listing and an exclusive advance track of the killer 3rd album that means a new stage in the band's career.
Tracklist for "Crypts of Ancient Wisdom" is as follows:
02. The Captive Trojan Maiden
03. Life a Bane
04. The Price of War
05. Our Greatest Curse
06. The Furies' Hymn
07. Deadland pt.1
08. Deadland pt.2
09. Thou Shalt Die
10. Death at Last
11. Why Shrink From Death
Spanish Pagan Black Metal band ITNUVETH have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the imminent release of the band's debut album. Formed in Barcelona in 2013 by Volundr (also guitarist in SVIPDAGR) and being joined by female vocalist Lianne Krosburner (from EDENKAISER) later on, both recorded what's their first full length album which is going to be entitled "The Way of the Berserker".
The style of ITNUVETH is a raw yet melodic Pagan Black Metal with influences that may be found in bands like THYRFING, MOONSORROW, ARKONA, PRIMORDIAL, BATHORY... The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Dave Rotten at his own Sanctuary Studios and artwork was done by Spanish artist José Antonio Vives who did a splendid job.
Spanish thrashers BREATHLESS have just finished the recordings and mixing sessions for their second album. Now they're working on the cover artwork and as soon as it's done, we'll reveal it along with an advance song and full track listing.
The album will be entitled "Return to Pangea" and was recorded with Miguel A. Riutort "Mega", who also worked with TRALLERY on their magnific debut. Since the release of the band's debut album "Thrashumancy" in early 2011 also through Xtreem Music, BREATHLESS have been playing shows all around Spain during 2011 & 2012 and it was in October of that year when they did split with bass player Javi and since it wasn't easy to find a replacement where they live (Mallorca island), they decided that Oscar "Nazareno" would switch from guitar to bass and keeping it as a trio.
Greek Brutal Death Metal blasters ABNORMAL INHUMANE have just inked a deal with Xtreem Music!! The band already released their debut album "Disgusting Cruelty of Homicide" in 2011 through Russian label Anopsys Records and then a split CD with PARASITOSIS.
This year 2014, ABNORMAL INHUMANE has recorded a 2-song promo-demo which marks a great step forward on their merciless Brutal Death that will for sure please any fan of bands like DEEDS OF FLESH, GORGASM, DISAVOWED, UNMERCIFUL, PYAEMIA and the likes. The band is currently writing new material for their second album which is planned to be recorded around mid 2015.
Chilean PUTRID EVOCATION has just finished the recordings of their debut album that will be entitled "Echoes of Death". The band, that has been spreading their rotting and repugnant Death Metal since 2011 through their three demos and their recent EP in 2013, brings us 8 own songs plus a cover of finnish CONVULSE with a dirty and raw (but good) production that at times could remind to the mythic debut of AUTOPSY "Severed Survival" where the bass plays an outstanding role and the organic sound emphasize the purity of this band, devoted of the most true Death Metal from late 80's and early 90's.
Songs included on "Echoes of Death" are the following:
1. Intro (Horror From the Cemetery)
2. Echoes of Death
3. Revelation of Hell's Apocalypse
4. Vengeance From the Crypts
5. Morbid Sacrilegious
6. Unquenchable Flame
7. Horrible Disease
8. Total Death
9. Putrid Intercourse (Convulse)
As previoiusly announced, here comes the album cover for EMETH's upcoming album "Aethyr", the 4th on the career of this awesome belgian Brutal Death Metal band!!
Tracklist for "Aethyr" is as follows:
01. I Became Flesh and Dwelleth Amongst Thee
02. Exterminate the Vacillating
04. Der Einsam Wandler
05. Suffering Comes with thy Name
06. Eidolons of Ash
07. The Hour of the Great Contempt
08. Wrath Upon the Cursed
09. Lama Sabachtani
10. Serpents Walk as if Human
One of Spain's most underrated Death Metal bands from 90's are TRASCËNDENTAL, a band formed back in 1991 that released a first demo in '95 entitled "Uncertain Future" that would become their debut album "Behind..." one year later. Then in '98 a second and last album entitled "Dimensions" was released and the band disbanded right after that.
Both albums were released on a very limited self-financed way thus getting no promotion and distribution at all, resulting on this previously called "underrated" status, since basically nobody, specially outside of Spain, knew about the existence of this band, and only a small circle of Death Metal freaks knew about TRASCËNDENTAL.
Now, nearly 2 decades after the recording of their first album, the band sees their discography re-issued under the title of "Nothingness" with remastered sound and improved artwork featuring both original album covers, lyrics and tons of photos and flyers from back in the days. The style of TRASCËNDENTAL is a classic Death Metal near to bands like DEATH ("Leprosy" era), early PESTILENCE, early GORGUTS, POLLUTED INHERITANCE and the likes. A slightly technical stuff later developed by his mainman Armando García on his later band FROM NOWHERE.
Swedish doomsters NANGILIMA have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their debut album which is due to come out during the next months. Formed in 2013, this is more like an international band with members coming out from Sweden, Spain & Bulgaria.
The band has released a couple of digital singles so far, showing a Doom Metal with some Black elements, but after undergoing through some line-up changes, the band has definitely established their style into an atmospheric, dark and heavy Doom/Death in the vein of bands like SWALLOW THE SUN, NOVEMBERS DOOM, SATURNUS, INBORN SUFFERING, DOOM:VS and the likes.
NANGILIMA's debut album will be entitled "The Dark Matter" and as soon as the cover artwork is finished, we'll reveal it along with tracklist and advance song as well as settling a definite release date for it.
Belgian Death Metal tornado EMETH have signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their upcoming 4th album!! We're extremely proud of being able to work with one of Europe's most prominent forces in the most extreme, technical and brutal Death Metal field. Having gained a strong reputation with their three previous albums, EMETH is ready to go a step further with their combination of sheer brutality and technical insanity.
This new album will be entitled "Aethyr" and it's completely recorded and ready for a tentative release scheduled during September 2014. Soon we'll announce full track list, detailed cover artwork and a full advance track as well as exact release date. In the meantime, check the band's official website at www.emeth.be and check this teaser that will show you how awesome this album is going to be. Get ready for it!!
DYING OUT FLAME
Do you know where's Nepal? Most probably yes. Is there any Death Metal band over there? Definitely yes. Any good? FUCK YES!! There's at least a very good one called DYING OUT FLAME and they've just signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the imminent release of their debut album.
Self-defined as "Vedic Death Metal", DYING OUT FLAME is a fucking brutal and technical yet original Death Metal band hailing from Kathmandu (Nepal) that plays a ferocious style reminiscent of bands like for example VITAL REMAINS, KRISIUN, HATE ETERNAL, DEICIDE, NILE… blending it with vedic chants and ancient period of hinduism. Something quite original that instantly puts this band aside from your usual conception or whatever kind of Death Metal you've heard before.
DYING OUT FLAME's debut album is entitled "Shiva Rudrastakam", containing 6 tracks in over 35 minutes that was released just 10 days ago in a very limited unofficial edition just for their local shows and it's now going to be officially released with improved artwork and the usual worldwide distribution and promotion that Xtreem Music provides to its bands.
Tracklist for "Shiva Rudrastakam" is as follows:
1. Praise of the Omnipresent One
2. Shiva Rudrastakam
3. Eternal Mother of Great Time
5. Maisasura Maridini
6. Trinetra Dhari (Three Eyed One)
Spanish legendary Death Metal band CANKER, will see their three albums re-issued through Xtreem Music during 2014/2015. Formed back in 1990 under the name of POST MORTEM, they soon changed into CANKER and released a killer demo in 1991 where they started to make waves within the national scene, becoming one of the leading acts back then.
First planned re-issue, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the album, is the band's acclaimed debut "Physical" released in 1994, which was produced by no other than Colin Richardson (Carcass, Bolt Thrower, Napalm Death, Cannibal Corpse, Gorefest...), and remains as one of the top Death Metal albums within the Spanish scene. This one will come out as a double CD containing the band's Demo '91 as well as the very first and unreleased 6-song Demo '90 under the name of POST MORTEM. Release date hasn't been set yet, but will be around Sept./Oct. 2014.
Next one will be the 2nd album from 1997 "Exquisite Tenderness", an album that was released through their own manager back then, who gave them no promotion and distribution at all making of this album a rare item and an underrated work. This re-issue will feature brand new cover artwork as well as some live bonus tracks from '95. No release date for this one yet.
Last of the three re-issues, although this one isn't really a re-issue, but a proper release, is the band's 3rd album "Earthquake", which was recorded back in 2005 and remained unreleased until now, so this one will come out during 2015 to coincide with the 10th anniversary of such recording.
We're sure all Spanish extreme Metal maniacs will applaud this series or re-issues since this band means an alive legend within our scene and only the most expert foreign maniacs will know CANKER from back in the days, but don't worry!! Both old and new generations will be able to re-discover this awesome band of intense and technical Death Metal with a Thrashy edge full of killer riffs and melodies!!
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of AVULSED's debut EP "Carnivoracity", Xtreem Music will re-issue this already legendary recording both on CD and 12"LP as well as limited run of T-shirts.
Originally recorded in december 1993, the three studio songs (17 min.) were first released as a 7"EP in June 1994 by german label M.M.I. Records, making of this, the very first release of a Spanish extreme Metal band by a foreign label and quickly becoming a collectable item. One year later, in 1995, this EP was re-issued on CD format by Repulse Records including 9 live bonus tracks from a memorable show of the band containing rare tracks, demo songs and a couple of covers of DEMIGOD & BRUJERIA.
This "Carnivoracity" release has become some sort of a cult recording through the years showing the early days of AVULSED, that has kept this pure and genuine brand of Death Metal until today, an spirit and essence that makes this band one of the most authentic and respected european Death Metal forces, always keeping themselves away from commercial records labels.
The CD version contains the same original songs (more than 50 min.) with enhanced sound, specially making the live tracks much better sounding and with a revamped design including liner notes. Same goes for the vinyl 12"LP version, which is being pressed on a limited edition of 400 copies in black wax and 100 copies in red wax with black splatter, only available through the Xtreem Music mailorder.
Complete tracklist for "Carnivoracity" is as follows:
01 - Carnivoracity
02 - Cradle of Bones
03 - Demonic Possession [Pentagram]
04 - Morgue Defilement *
05 - Bodily Ransack *
06 - As I Behold I Despise [Demigod] *
07 - Gangrened Divine Stigma *
08 - Cradle of Bones *
09 - Deformed Beyond Belief *
10 - Carnivoracity *
11 - Matando Güeros [Brujería] *
12 - Outro - M.C.E.D. *
(*) Live bonus
Release date for the "Carnivoracity" 20th anniversary re-issue is planned for August 1st and just in case there's still any self-respected Death Metal maniac that have never heard this recording (it's rare, but sure there must be at least one, haha!), here you can listen to the opening title track, a truly epic 8 minutes song!!
After a seven years hiatus, greek Death Metal merchants SOULSKINNER have returned and signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their upcoming 3rd album which is already recorded and will be entitled "Crypts of Ancient Wisdom".
Started back in the year 2000 as a side band of two members of the mythic THOU ART LORD: Bill Zobolas "EL" (guitar) and Gothmog (vocals), SOULSKINNER released two albums in 2003 and 2007 in a more gore and brutal style than today's. Now in 2014, the band has experienced a new start, still with the two original members, turning their style into a much heavier, gloomyand darker Death Metal with an epic feel that will for sure please fans of bands like DESECRESY, very early GOREFEST, very early SEPTIC FLESH, BOLT THROWER, very early ASPHYX…
Cover artwork for "Crypts of Ancient Wisdom" is being painted by the famous artist Mark Riddick and will for sure capture the true essence of the new SOULSKINNER material.
The band has now with a full line-up and is planning to do their very first show ever at the 4th Brutality Over Sanity Deathfest that will take place in Athens next 9th of November to coincide with the release date of this new album that is planned for November 1st.
As soon as the cover art is finished, we'll show it to you along with the full album tracklist and an exclusive advance song, but in the meantime you can check the band's website: www.facebook.com/Soulskinnerband as well as listening to an album teaser video showing excerpts of all the album tracks right here: http://youtu.be/ocjyg3ihtMc
Hungarian putrid Death Metal newcomers COFFINBORN, have signed a deal with Xtreem Music. Formed back in late 2012 by members of bands like GRAVECRUSHER (Disguster) & MÖRBID CARNAGE (Blasphemy, Churchburner & also Disguster), their aim was to create a raw old school inspired Death Metal grabbing influences from bands like Asphyx, Massacre, early Death, Autopsy...
COFFINBORN's debut will come in form of a 4-song mini CD entitled "Beneath the Cemetery" which was written and recorded during 2013 and early 2014. Cover artwork for this EP has been made by the mighty Mark Riddick and fits perfectly on this killer blend of old traditional Death Metal with Doom hints.
Tracklist for "Beneath the Cemetery" is as follows:
1. Enter the Nightmares of Horror
2. Beneath the Cemetery
3. Putrid Stench of Death
4. Corpse Collector
Dutch Death Metal horror freaks NAILGUN MASSACRE have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their upcoming second album which is actually being recorded at Saw Sound Studios in Leiden and will be finished during this summer for an autumn release.
Formed back in 2010 and featuring a member that also plays guitars in bands like GRAND SUPREME BLOOD COURT and ex-ABSCESS, the band released their debut album "Backyard Butchery" on Slowrunner Records in 2011 displaying an ugly, grotesque and terrifying Death Metal mainly influenced by bands like Autopsy, Impetigo, early Death, Sempiternal Deathreign, Asphyx, 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.
Chilean DEATH VOMIT have just finished the recording process of their debut album that will be entitled "Gutted by Horrors", as well as the design for the album cover.
After breaking into the scene, within the new wave of Chilean bands devoted to the most dirty and putrid old school Death Metal, DEATH VOMIT have risen, by own right, as one of the most outstanding and promising acts from their homeland after the release of their debut demo "Infestation" in 2012 and the Split CD in 2013 with the colleagues UTTERTOMB. Having always professed their admiration for the ancient Scandinavian Death Metal, DEATH VOMIT haven't limited themselves to create a lame copy of these bands, mistake where most are failing, but they have managed to create a more personal sound, blending rottenness and darkness reaching a truly evil and intense result at the same time sounding genuine.
Track listing for "Gutted by Horrors" is as follows:
01. Intro - Float on Shadows
02. Indestructible Abominations
03. Thorns Damnations
05. Swallowed by Transphormutation
06. Devoured by Carcass
07. Deeds of Pestilence
08. Ashes of Necromancy
09. Painful Prayer
10. Demoniac Hunger
11. Corpse Immolation
12. Resurrection Grotesque
Release date for DEATH VOMIT's debut album "Gutted by Horrors" has been set for July 1st on CD format, and will be released on 12"LP during the following months, both through Xtreem Music.
Spanish Death/Blackers STORMVOLD have inked a deal with Xtreem Music. This band, located in the Canary Islands, is leaded by Ebola, mainman behind bands like CRYFEMAL and MUERT and means a tribute to the missing band MOLESTED (Norway), but creating a mucho more bestial and primitive atmosphere.
The band has released two demos so far, "First Tibicena Brutality" (2012) and "Second Guanche Massacre" (2013), originally released as very limited CD-R pressings of 66 copies each and both being recently re-issued on cassette (limited to 300 copies) on german label Schattenkult Produktionen.
In 2014, STORMVOLD is joined by Taenia Solium on drums and get in touch with Xtreem Music, resulting in a deal for the re-issue of the two first demos together with an upcoming 3rd one that will be recorded during 2014 under the title of "Third Volcanic Kaos". After this release, the band will work on the debut full length album that will be released also by Xtreem Music in the future.
Release date for the debut EP of Iranian Death Metal band AZOOMA, has been set for June 15th through Xtreem Music and will be entitled "A Hymn of the Vicious Monster". The band has recently revealed the artwork and track listing of this EP, which can be seen below.
AZOOMA frontman Shahin Vaqfipour stated the following regarding the concept of the EP: "We really like the idea of telling a story throughout this EP, we want each song to be unique but all of them to relate to each other and complete each other. We wanted to create something new and at the same time, staying true to the roots of Death Metal and its traditions.
"A Hymn of the Vicious Monster"is about a normal person who seems to be a victim of the situations he is in, but eventually it becomes clear that if the conditions are right, he can turn into the monster which he thinks he is a victim of.
It's the nature of mankind. If he has the opportunities, he can turn into something evil which he thinks he would never be and do some vicious deeds. Everyone has this potential, but the true power and purity is not to let this nature, this essence grow".
"A Hymn of the Vicious Monster" is a 6 track EP (34 min.!!) and was mixed and mastered by Iranian producer Ehsan Imani in Mixter Blaze Studio. The artwork was created by the young and talented artist Shahryar Shervin. The EP will be available on both CD and in digital format.
Shahin commented on the artwork: "Shahryar Shervin the one who does the artwork, is a great talented person. He spent so much time with the band during the process of making this EP, discussing the ideas and he really understood and discovered what was on our minds and his work reflects what we want to say visually. We really appreciate what he did on the artwork".
"A Hymn of the Vicious Monster" track list:
2. Chapter I: Self-Inflected
3. Chapter II: Eridanus Supervoid
4. Chapter III: Encapsulated Delusion
5. Chapter IV: Gyrocompass
It is with great pride that Xtreem Music announces the addition to its rooster of one of UK's most veteran and legendary carriers of the flag of true Death Metal, WARLORD UK!!
Formed back in 1993, releasing two demos and signing to Nuclear Blast with whom they released their acclaimed debut album "Maximum Carnage" in 1996, the band later did split in '98 and reformed in 2008 releasing a 2nd album entitled "Evil Within" in 2010 on british label Copro Rec. and a 3rd sef-financed album "We Die As One" in 2013.
It was this 3rd work the one that catched the attention of Xtreem Music that offered a deal to the band and after months of negotiations, we're honoured to say that WARLORD UK belongs to the Xtreem Music family where they have found a safe place to give their honest and authentic incarnation of Death Metal, a fair treatment and get the recognition they deserve.
Deeply rooted in the british classic Death Metal sound of their countrymates BOLT THROWER & BENEDICTION, WARLORD UK completes the triad with their heavy and epic Death Metal that will definitely please every fan of such bands.
WARLORD UK's main man and original member Mark "Warlord" White commented this about their new deal: "We are proud to be signed to Xtreem Music and looking forward to a good working and friendly relationship, I myself know this is a great opportunity for WARLORD UK to excel and start to get the attention we think we deserve after all these years of hard work and dedication to the brutality genre. Bands performing extreme music need an extreme label so who better than Xtreem Music \m/ WARLORD UK onwards and upwards!!!".
The first fruit of this newly signed deal consists on the re-issue of "We Die As One" both on CD & 12"LP as well as a limited print run of shirts. Release date for the CD version is set for June 1st and vinyl will follow some weeks after that.
Iranian Death Metal warriors AZOOMA have just signed a worldwide contract with Xtreem Music. As a result the band will be releasing their debut EP, entitled "A Hymn of the Vicious Monster" in both digital and CD formats during summer 2014 while the band is already working on their debut album for 2015.
Guitarist Ahmad Tokallou commented: "This is what we have been waiting for and it is not only because of our hard work, but also the help from some great and kind friends, who are invisible to others but shared their mighty energy and kindness with us... Xtreem Music is a great label, and this encourages us and give us more hope to go forward… you will hear more from AZOOMA!".
"It's one of the best things that can happen for an artist to co-operate with a good and reliable company such as Xtreem Music", drummer Saeed Shariat says. "I have a good feeling about it and we hope to satisfy Metal heads more… Just wait for our EP, it will make necks ache!".
Dave Rotten, president of Xtreem Music and main man of legendary AVULSED stated the following: "The very first time I heard AZOOMA, I was extremely surprised by their combination of sheer brutality and technical skills at the same time as their EP sounds really heavy with a great production. I'm running the label since 1990 and this is the very first band from Middle East that I decided to sign. They have the right attitude and overall… they sound fucking great!! Hopefully AZOOMA will help to break barriers for other good bands in these countries where extreme Metal isn't that popular".
AZOOMA have paid tribute to legendary MORBID ANGEL by covering heir "Dawn of the Angry" song. The video was launched on Youtube and surprisingly posted by MORBID ANGEL themselves on their official Facebook page. Check out the video here: http://youtu.be/ENV31Qh_tcE
Release date for AZOOMA's debut EP hasn't been scheduled yet, but will take place during the summer, so stay tuned for when an advance track, cover art and release date will be announced. In the meantime, check out this 8 min. live & footage documentary of the band's participation on a Persian Metal festival that took place in Georgia last October 2013. There you'll be able to hear some excerpts of the upcoming EP as background music!! Watch here: http://youtu.be/7QspGJoMqfg