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)
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.