Hailing from Melbourne, HECATOMB formed in 2018 as a duo of guitarist Rick Warkill and vocalist/bassist/drummer Mangressor. Crude and rude, the debut demo "Horrid Invocations" was spit forth as a self-released tape in 2020 - and INVICTUS, renown for finding the wildest and most dangerous acts within underground metal, could not help help but release it on a wider scale.
Indeed, Horrid Invocations is exceedingly deserving of wider recognition, and fucking aptly titled: HECATOMB are the bastard sons of Australia's rich 'n' ribald history of metal extremity. From Slaughter Lord, Sadistik Exekution, and Martire on to GOSPEL OF THE HORNS, VOMITOR, and RAZOR OCCAM, HECATOMB dutifully serve the diabolical blood coursing through this undeniable lineage. Loose and lawless, Horrid Invocations presents one berzerker attack after another, swift and salacious at five songs in 22 minutes, as the duo detonate vulgar malformations of black, death, thrash, and unapologetic METAL. It doesn't relent; it doesn't sound nice; it doesn't care for your comfort. Simply, HECATOMB are maniacs for maniacs: if you don't understand the vernacular, then these Horrid Invocations are NOT for you!
Regular gatefold edition on black vinyl, with poster, sticker, post card and download link.
It?s been four long years since HEXECUTOR released their shockingly masterful debut album, Poison, Lust and Damnation. The ?shock? wasn?t so much that the French quartet came out of nowhere ? indeed, they?d made waves in the underground with their debut demo in 2012 and especially the Hangmen of Roazhon EP two years later (which DYING VICTIMS reissued on 12? vinyl in 2018, to meet demand) ? but rather that there existed a band putting an undeniably authentic yet also unique twist on classic mid-?80s speed metal and thrash. HEXECUTOR weren?t trying to reinvent language; they were simply trying to expand the lexicon a bit, and they did so with astonishing aplomb on Poison, Lust and Damnation.
Unearthed in Florida in early 2019 and comprised of past and current members of other impious hordes such as Gnosis and Devastator, Hexorcist summon old-school and blasphemous death metal that may as well fall under the "proto-death metal" category, for their ferocious and relentless approach to the genre harkens back to the mid-to-late '80s, when all things extreme were still boiling in the same malignant cauldron and all boundaries were nothing but a blur that no diehard dweller of the underground gave a damn about. Hexorcist's aural and lyrical offering is uncompromising and exudes utter vileness, leaving no room for absolutely anything that could remotely be considered modern or trendy.
HORRIPILANT delivers "Evil Death Metal" rooted in the late 80s and early 90s style with a critical vision regarding what this genre was and must be.
"Embrace The Obsession" features four compositions of Death Metal transformed into an obsessive paranoia inside the walls of Life, Death, Will and Satan, keeping the blood of the listener embraced during twenty minutes of devilish chastisement, monochrome ecstasy and miserable enchantment. Evil Death Metal.
'It is the critical spirit which is the devil, and gives rise to the appearance of evil'. (A.Crowley)
INFERNAL EXECRATOR's debut full-length "Ad Infinitum Satanic Adherent" is now available on LP-version by Apocalyptic Empire Records! The vinyl-version includes exclusive LP-only lay-out, printed insert and one "hidden" bonus-track only available on the LP! Limited and numbered to 500 copies (400 on black vinyl and 100 on gold vinyl)!
UNHOLY PROPHECIES, in conspiracy with Equinox Discos, is proud to present INSULTERS highly anticipated second album, "Metal Still Means Danger". Aptly fucking titled, "Metal Still Means Danger" is a literal statement of intent from these rude 'n' crude Catalonian bastards. Unrepentantly ugly since the beginning (and to the bitter end, we'd wager), INSULTERS formed in 2008 with the apparent aim to defile and then destroy all in their path. A couple demos and a split came before they accomplished exactly that with their debut album, the also-aptly-titled "We Are the Plague". Released in 2013 by Unholy Prophecies and Equinox Discos, "We Are the Plague" became something of a "sleeper hit" with those lucky few who heard it: INSULTERS offered a refreshingly ribald and gleefully gut-busting hybrid of blackthrash and old-school death metal, with a pinch of rock 'n' roll and even D-beat to be found.
"We Are The Plague" is a fierce overdose of Blackened Death/Thrash the old, putrid way. A violent outbreak of blasphemy, intolerance and hate. Inspired by the mighty pioneers from the days when the line between Black and Death Metal was too thin to make any distinctions between them, as well as some of the late 80s / early 90s Death Metal hordes, the old Satanic Thrash Metal classics, and a slight influence of the UK82 and other European old HC Punk scenes, smashing the face of the trendy MetalPunk waves we have suffered during the recent years. Insulters, Masters of the Sin, will take no prisoners. Hail the Plague!
Second full lenght from Germany's dwellers of the deepest pit INTO COFFIN.
The band started its fateful voyage into void in 2015 when a first demo was released, commencing the dour march toward the shaping of their formula of Death Doom. After a well received debut album, an ep and a couple of splits, it is time to let Into Coffin engulf us again into a threatening turmoil of suffering. With this new album the German trio create a 74 minutes-long churning maelstrom of burdensome blackness; while keeping their approach and sound untouched, the final result is incredibly darker than ever. The horror and suffering perpetrated here is build upon repugnant riffs from sulphurous mazes and pummeling drumming. Aggression balanced with unfathomable and uncomfortable stall.
For the past decade, Spain's IRON CURTAIN have become a veritable institution in the international true-metal underground. Road to Hell, their debut album from 2012, set the stage for their successive scene dominance. Forged in the fires of the early '80s, IRON CURTAIN's sound set forth a smorgasboard of grit and gleam equally, largely nodding to the eternal Motörhead as well as Tank, but also Canadian gods like Exciter and Razor, to the Teutonic might of early Iron Angel and Grave Digger, to Scandinavian gods OZ and Heavy Load, to cult American icons Abattoir and Savage Grace. Indeed, none more true were IRON CURTAIN - and they were here to stay! Two more revered full-lengths followed - 2013's Jaguar Spirit and 2016's Guilty as Charged - but now IRON CURTAIN are about to lift the veil on their most rocking record yet.
With their sophomore incarnation "Summoning The Putrid" the french bringers of rotten OLD SCHOOL DEATH METAL IRON FLESH return from the graves to unleash another fine slab of HM2-MADNESS.
While maintaining the massive wall of sound by the early 90's scandinavian overlords IRON FLESH is not willing to go down as merely tribute to ancient times. They display an amazingly varied songwriting that reminds a lot of classic EDGE OF SANITY magic. Whereas the faster material tend to incorporate sharp melodic riffing that UNANIMATED or CENTINEX in their prime could not have done better, IRON FLESH also delivers some of the finest DEATH-DOOM ever to come out of french soil.
Legendary band from Florida that plays a heavy Death Metal that blends influences from european bands like CARCASS/ GRAVE with the american sound of bands like ROTTREVORE/ INCANTATION.
"Shores of Oblivion" is a four-song mini-album released by Xtreem Music, 2016, which includes amazing cover art photography by Adam Woodworth (www.adamwoodworth.com). The audio was recorded and produced at Helton Music, which was responsible for Killing Addiction's "When Death Becomes An Art" EP.
Lucifericon are a study in patience and poise. Founded in 2009, it wasn't until 2012 when the band's first public recording, The Occult Waters EP, reared its shadowy head. Although The Occult Waters was the band's debut, the seemingly "new" Lucifericon was actually comprised of a number of metal scene veterans, its members having done time as Destroyer 666, Pentacle, Malicious Dream, and Excision among others. Naturally, at this stage, the quartet deeply understood the Metal of Death and proceeded to offer a unique, more atmospheric twist on it. Four years later followed another EP, Brimstone Altar, to further critical acclaim. Here, Lucifericon's death metal was blackened to a crisp, its robust recording allowing every evil nuance to spill from the soundfield and further bewitch the eardrums.
2nd pressing, in high gloss sleeve with two-sided insert and a 25x25 cm poster
MAJESTIC MASS (DK) debut album "Savage Empire of Death" released on Iron Fist Productions features seven tracks of blood drenched blackened psych-rock. MAJESTIC MASS delivers an audial unique satanic occult spirit, sexual magic and pure perdition which is not for the weak minded. Blackened psychadelic doom!
Simply but aptly monikered, MALICIOUS are everything their name promises: savage, barbaric, unrelenting, and utterly BERZERK. Formed in 2011 as a four-piece, the band made an auspicious start with the four-song "Mental Illness" demo. But the band’s next strike put the name MALICIOUS on the international metal map: Black Fumes, another four-song recording, which received vinyl, CD, and two different cassette pressings over the next couple years. While those subsequent pressings kept the name in the minds of diehards the world over, MALICIOUS' most malicious strike was still to come…
Second full length of this awesome brutal band from Chile. The Sequeida brothers (ex-DOMINUS XUL) are back with an A-W-E-S-O-M-E album. Only released on 12" vinyl by Australis Records from Chile. If you like Death Metal then you will love this album!
UNHOLY PROPHECIES is proud to present MORBID FLESH's highly anticipated second album, ?Rites of the Mangled?. Proudly Catalonian, this Barcelona-based band is fitingly named, for they are authentically and unequivocally morbid, old-school DEATH fuckin' METAL. Which is all not that surprising considering MORBID FLESH's membership includes scene veterans who do time in such hordes as INSULTERS, GRAVEYARD, ÓSSERP, CUERNO, TORT and SHEIDIM among others. What results is a mammoth, elephantine bulldozer of disgusting, disease-drenched Death Metal in a most classic Swedish manner.
The highly anticipated debut album by this upcoming Mexican band. Limited to 350 black and 150 white units.
Thus girded with such proud and powerful influences, "Demoniac Paroxysm" thus invokes its very title, whipping the listener into a fury of rotten, sewer-dwelling possession. Rubbed raw and blasted about like a boombox from the bowels of Hell, this is DEATH METAL in all caps, and forever be it so: MORBID MESSIAH are not recommended for trendy ears nor those with weak stomachs. But if the flame burns true within you, by all means, take this torch now! Naturally, for a record so foul and filthy, it's only fitting that "Demoniac Paroxysm" is gracelessly graced with classic cover artwork courtesy of the esteemed Mark Riddick. Bow down and pray to Morbid Messiah!