ROTTING CHRIST have stood the test of time. "Rituals" is an album that has obviously been written by veterans. The Greek legends inject a 27-year career, 12 albums, and more than 1.200 shows into their songwriting. With confidence and skills derived from experience, each song represents its own sonic universe. Guitarist / vocalist Sakis Tolis and brother Themis on drums achieve a perfect balance of amalgamating their classic and unique style of riffing and rhythm with exciting new elements sprinkled in to keep their material exciting and fresh.
Carefully chosen guests are being added for better effect, not name dropping such as the spoken words of Nick Holmes (PARADISE LOST) on "A Voice Like Thunder" or SAMAEL's Vorph mesmerizingly quoting from Charles Baudelaire's "Les Fleurs Du Mal" throughout the song "Les Litanies De Satan". Goosebumps moments such as these are liberally sprinkled throughout the record, which manages the feat to sound rock solid and made out of one heavy piece as well as diverse and far ranging at the same time. The experienced is enhanced by Jens Bogren's equally clear and transparent yet also massive as well as sombre mix and mastering at his widely renowned Fascination Street Studios (AMORPHIS, BORKNAGAR, MOONSPELL, DEVIN TOWNSEND, and many more).
Californian Death Metal sickheads RUDE are back with the second album named ?Remnants...?. Nobody less than the mighty artist Dan Seagrave is responsible for the amazing coverartwork. Well known mostly from the early '90s artwork-masterpieces of Entombed, Morbid Angel, Malevolent Creation, Suffocation, Dismember and tons more...he's still one of the greatest artists worldwide.
On ?Remnants...? the band present 9 brandnew filthy and authentic classic Death Metal songs still in the vein of PESTILENCE, MORBID ANGEL or NOCTURNUS. No drum-trigger, no bombast, no bullshit...just DEATH METAL to the bone.
The long-awaited debut full-length of this U.S. band. Not much is known about the anonymous aural torturers known as Ruin. The small amount of information that we do know is that the band was formed back in 1991, somewhere in the United States. Due to various members of the band being incarcerated and institutionalized, Ruin was disbanded at some point later that year. Rumors have also swirled that the band members were/are part of some sort of cult. Now free from any obstacles, the Ruin Death Metal machine was re-started again in 2015, and work began in earnest for what was to become their debut album (at last!), "Drown in Blood". With roots firmly planted in utter and complete musical devastation, Ruin´s sonic debauchery is mean, vicious, spiteful, raucous, and sickening Death Metal. Shit-heavy and strewn with shit, their long-brewing "Drown in Blood" is pure and utter ugliness enriched with doomed-out passages, crusty tempos, and sudden blasts that are meant to turn your stomach without care.
It is rare that a band lives up to the promise of its initial recordings by the time it releases a debut LP. A band that releases a well-conceived demo or EP and immediately becomes engulfed in hype is often doomed to fail. Sacriphyx are one of those few bands for which the debut LP is represents both a continuation of the trajectory laid out in the band?s previous recordings and also a substantial step forward.
Hot on the heels of their internationally acclaimed Sulphur Blessing demo, black/death barbarians SACROCURSE deliver their highly anticipated debut album, Unholier Master. Much like that debut demo, Unholier Master sees scene veteran Zolrak Montes - most known for Nodens and Unholier, but also a former member of Morbosidad and Obeisance - joined by Turkey's Godslaying Hellblast, unleashing one furious, fiery barrage of bestiality after another, their surging onslaught whipping the listener into a diabolical possession. But here, SACROCURSE receive the properly crushing production their maniacal metal so deserves: robust and rounded, full yet feral, highlighting the red-eyed and rabid performances rendered by Zolrak and company. Immediately memorable from beginning to bloody end, Unholier Master proves who the new masters are...
UNHOLY PROPHECIES is proud to present SACROSCUM's highly anticipated debut album, Drugs & Death. Ever aptly titled, Drugs & Death is a scourge upon one's sanity and sanctity, a black-hole blight that swallows you whole. SACROSCUM aren't fucking around.
SACROSCUM was formed in 2015 by J. and SS. After playing music together for a long time and trying to create something unique, the duo mixed influences of Darkthrone, early Celtic Frost, Discharge, Skitsystem, Inquisition, and everything they thought would be fitting. Combined with utterly hateful lyrics and a healthy disdain for most of you, SACROSCUM was born.
Released by Australis Records. Digipack CD - Compilation of all the material ever recorded by this legendary Chilean Death Metal Band. Compilation that include the original album "The Dark Chambers" plus the original demo tape "Emerged from the Outsides Skies", with new cover art but the same impious melodies from the original work.
A churning, cavernous rumble of occult Metal of Death, SHROUD OF THE HERETIC's "Revelations in Alchemy" revels in the otherworldly and the ghastly, the horrific and the sublime. Always pulsing and pouding ever forward, ever toward terrible visions, the trio's sound is as spiritual as it is physical.
SHROUD OF THE HERETIC have had the opportunity to share the stage with Grave Upheaval, Impetuous Ritual, Anhedonist, Ritual Necromancy, Dispirit, Old Skin, and Knelt Rote. The band is currently writing their darkest, bleakest material to date.
IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS / NECROSHRINE RECORDS is proud to present the highly anticipated second album of SHROUD OF THE HERETIC, "Unorthodox Equilibrium". Following on from the power-trio's critically acclaimed "Revelations in Alchemy" debut LP last year, "Unorthodox Equilibrium" is yet another aptly titled account of the miasmic, sonic sorcery SHROUD OF THE HERETIC create.
The band was formed on January 2002 by George Antipatis (guitars, vocals), Ilias Daras (bass) and George Kollias (drums, Nightfall). After a very short time the band started completing its first songs which were floating around technical Death Metal forms in the likes of Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Death and Atheist.
The soundtrack to the futuristic apocalypse. Seven colossal songs of technical & brutal death metal. A must have for fans of SUFFOCATION, BRAIN DRILL and ORIGIN. The future is now and the global Kaos is imminent...
SUPER FUN HAPPY SLIDE is the latest grindcore sensation from Australia. After flooring the listeners with the debut album, this one takes it several notches higher and presents grindcore in all its undiminished intensity and madness. This retains the old charm and takes it ahead in extreme overdrive. Cathartic, insane and irresistible. 'Drop Your Pants & Grind' is certainly one of the highlights of this genre in recent times.
"We Will Regret This Someday" is the excruciating first album from Spain's most obnoxious cratediggers. After six long years of countless seven inches TEETHING return with 12 tracks of no-bullshit, pissed-off, grindcore with hardcore edge. This chronicle is not only their most sincere work to date, it's a firm slap in the face. Recorded and mixed at Sadman Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright at AudioSiege (NAILS, WEEKEND NACHOS, WAKE, MAGRUDERGRIND). Highly recommended for fans of NAILS, NAPALM DEATH, MAGRUDERGRIND, WEEKEND NACHOS.
After releasing dozens of demos and splits Germany's TERRORAZOR return with the debut full length. "Abysmal Hymns Of Disgust" brings forth 19 songs of ripping old school Grindcore with some Death and Thrash Metal influences. The band is led by Avenger (NOCTURNAL, EXORCISM, FRONT BEAST, THE FOG?) on guitars/bass, Cryptkeeper (WITCHBURNER) on vocals and Skullsplitter (NOCTURNAL) on drums. The album was mixed and mastered by Joel Grind (TOXIC HOLOCAUST) and artwork handled by Putrid (AUTOPSY, CIANIDE, COFFINS, GRAVEYARD, HOODED MENACE, IMPETIGO). This is a must have for fans of REPULSION, TERRORIZER, DEAD INFECTION, old NAPALM DEATH, BLOOD, IMPETIGO, and SLAUGHTER (Can).
Deluxe double CD housed in a thick 8 panel digipack with 2 booklets (38 pages in total) featuring extensive interviews, loads of never-seen-before photos, scans of old flyers, demo artworks and more! The ultimate collection from Los Angeles' godfathers of GRIND, the one and only... TERRORIZER! This monsterwork starts off with "Collapse", a completely unreleased song from the ?World downfall? studio session unearthed from the band's secret archives.. next is an alternative take of their split tape with NAUSEA (1988) that sounds like machine-gun fire in the face and then you can enjoy all their existing demos and early works in astonishingly great sound quality, mastered with total audiophile passion from the best sounding sources in existence!!
Two Poland's heavyweights to team up for a split CD!
THE DEAD GOATS offers two filthy and raw old school Death Metal songs influenced by DISMEMBER, NIHILIST, GRAVE + AUTOPSY cover song for a dessert! ICON OF EVIL brings two heavy and crushing crusty death metal songs in the vein of BOLT THROWER, HAIL OF BULLETS, ASPHYX.
Swedish THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE is back with the fifth full album! Just like their predecessor 2014's "Piling Up" the new one brings 10 songs of intense, heavy and crushing death metal in the vein of HYPOCRISY, MALEVOLENT CREATION, GRAVE. And again Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, RIBSPREADER, PUTREVORE, REVOLTING, DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN, MEGASCAVENGER, BONE GNAWER) and co. have done great job! Mixed and mastered by B. Helgetun at Studio Brainjar (JOHANSSON & SPECKMANN, PUTREVORE, DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN). Artwork by Ironworks Gravefix (BONE GNAWER, PAGANIZER).