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.
Picking up where they left off with their praised 2010 full-length debut, "Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh", the new book of hymns, "O' Hell, Shine In Thy Whited Sepulchres", redefines and magnifies ENCOFFINATION's signature low-end funeral doom wrapped in the pure stench of death....
REISSUE OF THE DEBUT FULL LENGTH W/ THREE BONUS SONGS TAKEN FROM "Temples Descend Below the Earth" EP (Archasm Releasing 2010). "My kind of music. Utter darkness, a bottomless pit of night. Unapologetic underground metal at its best and most captivating" - Tom G. Warrior (TRIPTYKON, CELTIC FROST, HELLHAMMER)
Crushing debut full length of this Death Metal band from Chile. Comes in a beautiful A5 (a bit smaller than A5 but bigger than a normal digipack). This band has a technical touch that really impresses me. For fans of IMMOLATION but also of GOJIRA. Almost 50 minutes of really cool stuff.
Spawned back in 1996 by Abyssal (bass, voc) and Shogoth (gui), the band preserves the flame of sheer, traditional Black/Death Metal with a suitable dose of melodiousness and a damaging portion of unbound darnkess and utter brutality...
ETERNIUM is a Symphonic Black/Death Metal band hailing from the American Midwest in St. Louis, Missouri, and was initially the solo project of Markov Soroka in early 2011. The one man project eventually became a full band in August 2012. The band took to the studio in winter 2012 to record their first full-length album ?Repelling A Solar Giant? which will be released by Blast Head Records. Symphonic Black Metal as well as the crushing force of Swedish Death Metal. This is a must for fans of Dissection, Amon Amarth and Emperor.