From the days of Root and Master's Hammer on to Maniac Butcher and Dark Storm and more recently Triumph, Genus and Death Karma, the Czech Republic has long been fertile ground for the blackest of metals. With the release of their Triumvirát debut last year, CULT OF FIRE exploded onto the scene as a new contender well versed in the olden ways. Now, with their second album, "Ascetic Meditation of Death", CULT OF FIRE stand poised to drag those Olden Ways into a perversely brighter/darker future.
Debut mini CD by this italian featuring ex-HORRID members that plays the purest swedish Death Metal from early 90's in the vein of NIHILIST, CREMATORY, early NECROPHOBIC, CARNAGE... Recorded & mixed at Sunlight Studios!!
Originally formed in Florida in 2006 by former Massacre members Terry Butler & Kam Lee, alongside Down By Law guitarist Sam Williams, Denial Fiend's gruesome horror themed death, thrash spawned the debut album 'They Rise' which was hailed as a cult classic...
Third full album of this Greek band self-described as "astrogrind". 9 songs of dark and violent mixture of Death Metal, Grindcore and even Black Metal. The concept and aesthetics draw influences from cosmology, astronomy and science fiction literature, as well as the associated sociopolitical and existential repercussions. For fans of CHERUBS, TERRORIZER, REGURGITATE, INSISION with a black metal touch.
"The band exists between dimensions; thematically with their sci-fi influences, but also sonically. It is a balancing act between different worlds of extreme metal. From the brutality of death metal and the volatility of grindcore, to the venomous touch of blackened influences and the attitude of hardcore, Dephosphorus mould these diverse worlds into a fiery result." - CVLT Nation
"The Absents Presence" by DEVIUS is the fourth Traumatic Records release. The album is a conceptual work about human emotions from a existentialist perspective, dealing primarily with philosophical and psychological reflections on solitude, the loss of someone close, suicide and departure.
DJINN AND MISKATONIC is one of the most unique Doom Metal bands. Merging Doom Metal with stylings of Sludge, Stoner and even Death/Doom Metal, 'Forever in the Realm' is an exploration of all that is eldritch and dark. No two songs are same, each one crafting its own gritty tale of witchcraft, high adventures and alcoholic excesses.
'Forever in the Realm' is the first release of Transcending Obscurity India (sub-label of Transcending Obscurity).
DOMINHATE retain everything essential about death metal while pushing towards added extremity - devastating rhythms with a dark flavour, unrelenting waves of earth-shattering percussion, formidable infernal roars from what sounds like only a mythical figure, and imagery that is hand-painted but ominous all the same with an undeniable otherworldly aura about it. Dominhate present the new face of death metal - contemporary without losing the ancient morbid touch, forward-thinking while paying tribute to the pillars of the genre. "Emissaries of Morning" is a new chapter in death metal mastery; it is how you take forward the sound of the genre without betraying the roots.
Drug Honkey is a mind-altering drug that has its effect for days. Its hallucinogenic properties create disturbing changes in your thought patterns. Ghost in the Fire is the culmination of various experiments conducted in the sound room. It is a drug that is to be consumed one song at a time, each one exhibiting a different side-effect. From within the pitch black darkness, haunting images are projected from the buried subconscious to the cold inescapable reality. Floating musical apparitions drift seamlessly through periods of undetermined time, plodding suspenseful momentum and shrieking echoes of possessed souls colour this out-of-mind experience blood red.
The debut full-length of Italy´s Ekpyrosis, "Asphyxiating Devotion". Formed back in 2013 and with their razor-edged claws steadily sunk into the vitriolic and ruthless carnage that Death Metal was meant to be in the late 80´s and early 90´s, this four-headed squad of young deathsters unfold an unquestionable fondness of the ugliness, the malevolence, the decrepitude and the intensity that the early aural blasphemies of acts such as Morbid Angel, Nihilist, Sadistic Intent, Grotesque, Incantation, Necrophobic and Deicide used to be soaked in back in the genre´s heyday. But let it be known that Ekpyrosis in general and "Asphyxiating Devotion" in particular are neither retro nor old school. Rather, the garishness and grime in which both soak ooze from an eternal continuum that never ended in the first place: the Metal of Death is unbending and unyielding, no matter what manner of progression and evolution floats idly by, disregarded by those who revel in timeless filth and fury.
EMBALMED returns with a brand new full length album of uncompromising classic brutality that will make you worship this legendary underground Brutal Death Metal band. This is for the fans of classic NYDM style - Pyrexia, Dehumanized, Suffocation and Internal Bleeding.