There seem to be many legends of Black Metal - but there are only a few who really live up to that honor. In the late eighties the three possessed servants of Hell of the band MYSTIFIER (Brazil) released their first demos and founded the special sound of Southern American Black and Death Metal. With their raw guitar sound and the hellish vocals they led Metal on paths unknown, deep down into the pits of Hell. Comparisons to VON, SARCOFAGO and HELLHAMMER are legit ? serious business, you get the idea.
NASHGUL from Spain return after 7 long years with the second full length! 14 songs, 31 crushing minutes of no-rest-total-blast old school grindcore with additional guest vocals from Ryo Yamada (GUEVNNA, ex-COFFINS). Artwork by the band's very own Luis Sendón (BRUTAL TRUTH, MACABRE, LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER).
This is a must have for fans of REPULSION, NASUM, TERRORIZER, INSECT WARFARE, MACHETAZO, LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER.
Uniting head-spinning musicianship, elaborate arrangements and an acute sense of dynamics within composition, NECROPHAGIST have reset the bar for complexity and technique in modern-day death metal. Their powerful riffs, mind-blowing sweeps and arpeggios, crushing percussion and intricately designed songs are unequalled and uncompromising, unveiling an invincible technicality so sharp and precise, it threatens to bore a hole directly through the heart of the existing progressive death playbook.
Formed back in 1987, NECROPHILE are widely considered to be one of the first Death Metal bands from Japan. The band was formed in 1987 by two high school students, Takaaki Ohkuma (vocals/bass, ex-Criminal Christ and later Multiplex) and Keisuke Matsunaga (guitar/drums, ex-Messiah Death). During their original tenure, they were quite prolific. They recorded two demo tapes in 1988 and 1989 - The Terminal Derangement and Beyond the Truth, respectively - and especially the second demo received a lot of attention in the the worldwide underground scene. Then, with the lineup of Takaaki (bass/vocals), Takashi Tanaka (drumers, later Transgressor and Anatomia) and Kenichi Matsunaga (guitar, later Hellchild), they recorded the Dissociated Modernity EP and a split LP with Singapore's Abhorer, both in 1991, and also played several gigs in the USA with Sadistic Intent, Deceased, and many others; they may be the first Japanese death metal act to play the States...
Gruesomely regressed and appallingly involved, in their wretched and bludgeoning debut EP NOOSE ROT (who feature in their ranks members of Gatecreeper, Skeletonwitch, and Wolvhammer) spew forth a vomited cascade of complete aural filth that engulfs the listener in a blinding deluge of chainsawing guitars, steamrolling drums, and putridly tortured vocals. At its most delicate and refined "The Creeping Unknown" is nothing more than a coffin-born aural stampede of complete aural rot where caveman-death metal is taken to a sickening new extreme, conjuring similar diseased atmospheres as seen in bands like Cruciamentum, Vastum, Acephalix, Disma, and Grave Miasma.
OBSCURE INFINITY have completed their 4th album entitled "Into The Vortex Of Obscurity". The new album includes 8 songs that will for sure appeal to any fan of bands like DISSECTION, CARCASS, AT THE GATES, EDGE OF SANITY or PESTILENCE.
?Into The Vortex Of Obscurity? was recorded, mixed an mastered by Jörg Uken at his Soundlodge Studio (Weak Aside, Keitzer, Slaughterday etc.). The Spanish artist Juanjo Castellano is responsible for the amazing artwork.
It's been four long years since OCCULT BURIAL released their widely celebrated debut album for INVICTUS, Hideous Obscure. Trickles of activity have teased the hordes, first with the two-song Skeletal Laughter 7" and then a two-song digital promo bearing the title Burning Eerie Lore. Lo and behold, between these two releases, those hungry hordes would be able to sample and savor four salacious new songs that would form the foundation of their forthcoming second album, also bearing the title Burning Eerie Lore. Why the repeat of titles? Because it's BURNING EERIE LORE - and it's fucking mandatory early '80s-style Satanic speed metal, just like it was before!
OCCULTUMS's third album is a filled with hatred for religion psalm praising the Lord of Darkness. Horde follows a previously chosen path, spits venom, whips with sounds, crushes holiness. "Apokatastasis" is a Satanic Black Metal in traditional oldschool convention without regard for Trends.
Three years after their debut album, ONIRICOUS are back with a vengeance! The masters of Spanish Horror Death Metal raise a new chalice filled with their trademark Lovecraftian darkness. Still buried in the stubborn tradition of the late 80s heroes (Massacre, Death, Slayer, Possessed, Pestilence...), they nail this new coffin with their signature Spanish-written creepy tales. En busca de los Grandes Dioses...
The band entered the Moontower Studios in order to record 4 new songs (plus Intro / Outro) which perpetuate their trademark of old school Death Metal settled in their 2 previous full lenght albums released by Razorback Records and Equinox Discos. We assure that this material is a great step towards the creepy grail of the unspeakable Horror Death Metal worship.
PALUS SOMNI appears like the explosion of a doomed star into the cosmos of Black Metal with their first recording "Monarch Of Dark Matter".
Meaning 'marsh of sleep' in old Latin laguage, the name of an area of the Moon, Palus Somni's "Monarch of Dark Matter" is conceptually based on cosmic mysticism, a combination of the description of the physical universe and its metaphysical counterpart, the spiritual connection to the nature of the Universe through mythological references.
Whilst the name of Palus Somni is totally unknown for most, none are the persons involved in this band, born by the international collaboration of three characters...
The Portuguese trio PESTIFER has arrived to wide-spread an apocalyptic rapture with its debut album entitled "Execration Diatribes". The album contains nine enraging compositions of finest Death Metal havoc!
"Execration Diatribes" is a manifesto of what Death Metal is and should be in terms of thinking, spirituality and perceiving one's own limits and in accordance with the blasphemous, cruel and furious preception of the genre as such.
The legacy of albums like "Hell Awaits", "Morbid Visions", "I.N.R.I.", "Black Force Domain" has been channeled through "Execration Diatribes" in the purest form and at ultimate intensity.
Death Metal has been missing such an album for good 16 years. The wait is almost over. Wrathful legions of the apocalypse will rise again and destroy!
The loathsome debut full-length from this Greek band. Hailing from Athens, Pile of Excrements was crapped into existence when drummer Shit Eater (Necrovorous, Embrace of Thorns, Chainsaw) joined forces with guitar/bass-player and vocalist Necropervert (Nightbreed, Chainsaw) with the vile intention of delighting the listener with the aural equivalent of the nauseating stench of one hundred drains clogged with foul-smelling turds and urine. And as the title of their debut album promises, "Escatology" is exactly that! Pile of Excrements began clogging sewers last year with the Demo 2016 tape.
Fifth full length of this well known and legendary Doom / Death Metal band from Chile. A really impressive work for fans of MAR DE GRISES, for example. Deep atmosphere, killer voice, sharp riffs. Killer.
The solo project of JM Dopico, a veteran underground musician well known for his work with MACHETAZO, BODYBAG or DISHAMMER among many others, who plays all instruments and vocals on the album. "Antihuman" is debut full length and contains 10 songs in around 45 minutes, mixing influences from the glorious 80's heavy metal, doom rock and punk, an unique blend inspired by classic stuff like BLACK SABBATH, CELTIC FROST, MOTÖRHEAD, VOIVOD, SAINT VITUS, KILLING JOKE, MERCYFUL FATE, THE OBSESSED, VENOM, CARNIVORE, AMEBIX... Artwork by Nor Prego (MACHETAZO, BODYBAG, LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER, BRODYS MILITIA) and logo by Timo Ketola (DISSECTION, DEAD CONGREGATION, SUNN O))), WATAIN, OPETH).
Hailing from the gutters of Lillehammer / Sunndalsøra, Norway, PROSELYTISM is a filthy, yet fresh new name in the underground. But rest assured, their debut album Blood Of The Deceivers is not your run-of-the-mill rookie effort. Far from it; this thrashing two-piece draw from years of experience and display a seasoned approach to constructing their craft. Combining the best of the european and US scenes of the 80s with a high level of musicianship and a raw, in your face production, Blood Of The Deceivers beats your senses to a pulp during its short, yet effective runtime, leaving you gasping for more.
8th full length of this legendary Death Metal horde. Obscure and suffocating Death Metal. The most diabolical work up to date. An absolute masterpiece and a must for every single Death Metal fan out there. Highly recommended.