Swedish death metal act ABSCESSION unleash their long awaited album "Grave Offerings". The previous demo tape, "Death Incarnate" quickly sold out and garnered much praise. "Grave Offerings" includes ten tracks of pure swedeath mayhem, no compromise!
Mastered by Dan Swanö
The third album from the necromantical masters!
4 years after the Death celebration ?Misfortune?, ABYSMAL GRIEF have returned with their third macabre opus entitled ?Feretri?. For nearly two decades these lords of funerals have evoked gloomy musical portraits of Death like no other band, and their grotesque, necromantic hymns reach a new disturbing zenith with this occult masterpiece.
Sinister, macabre and evil, ?Feretri? is another baroque landmark on the terrifying orchetra?s path to eternal doom! Join them in Death!
The rotten seeds of Abyssus were planted years ago via the "Monarch to the Kingdom of the Dead" EP (2012), the "Summon the Dead" EP (2014) and the splits with Nocturnal Vomit (2013), Morbider (2014) and Slaktgrav (2014), so it was about damn time to see them go the full-length route. The wait is over: "Into the Abyss" has arrived. This hyper-active Greek band formed back in 2011 pay homage to the intense, pounding and energetic Death Metal from the good old late 80´s and early 90´s, drawing their influences from such legendary acts as Obituary, Death, Viogression, Asphyx, Master, Benediction, Autopsy, Bolt Thrower, Celtic Frost and Massacre.
Hailing from North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, ABYTHIC formed in 2015 and soon recorded & released their first demo, A Full Negation of Existence. Aptly titled, the demo portrayed four foul tracks of churning death metal of a most early '90s mold. Alas, that was an all-too-brief teaser for Beneath Ancient Portals, the band's full-length debut. Also aptly titled, Beneath Ancient Portals sees ABYTHIC taking the demo's same rudiments - patient and pulsing riffing, linear composition, an emphasis on doomy downtempo segments - and brings them to fuller fruition, diving deeper and deadlier into thundering, desolate DOOM. In many ways, Beneath Ancient Portals often recalls the proud 'n' powerful class of mid-period Bolt Thrower, Asphyx, Grave, and Pentacle, so hypnotically heaving is their dreadnought weight here. But in other ways, ABYTHIC put their own stamp on doomy death metal through a potently occult aura...or one that sounds like a crypt slowly opening, all before a rust- and blood-covered tank rolls forward out of it, crushing all in its path. It's simply mesmerizing either way.
THERE´S NOTHING WRONG WITH YOUR SPEAKERS - IT´S ONLY MINCECORE FROM HELLGIUM!
"Mincing through the maples" contains some great raw Agathocles tracks that were recorded live on 19th August 2015 at the "Coalition" club in Toronto, Canada. Many of the favorite Agathocles songs are in the setlist and the sound captures all the spirit of this gig. Agathocles had much trouble in Canada, therefore for the band this is a release to say thanks to all the people who have been so helpful, caring and supportive when they played there. You can read the full story at the liner notes written by Jan AG.
The debut album from Altered Dead channeling the classic old school death metal sound into the current era of extreme music. "A lack of the genre in the region and on isolated Vancouver Island influenced the formation of Altered Dead in 2011. Winding, abrasive, necro riffs structured with treading, storming and blasting percussion- Chemical-scalded throats wheezing lyrical themes of physical and mental warfare, mutating human nature, imminent conflict, collapse."
Poland?s grandmasters of radical grindcore, ANTIGAMA, have completed the seventh full-length installation of their cutting edge arsenal, ?The Insolent?, for release through their trusted alliance with Selfmadegod Records. Following the impact of their massive 2013-released ?Meteor? album, ANTIGAMA will once again captivatingly scar the planet with the inundation of ?The Insolent?. Seeing the band further along their ongoing path of progression, ?The Insolent? contains another intriguing alloy of their futuristic grind savagery heavily diversified with cosmic exploration and harsh dissonance through ten new tracks of unorthodox, rapid forward-thinking metal. Recorded in February at JNS Studio in Warsaw, ?The Insolent? was engineered by Pawel Grabowski, mixed by Pawel Grabowski and the band, and mastered by Scott Hull at Visceral Sound in Bethesda, Maryland (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), the album features a very special guest appearance of the legend of Polish electronic music scene, Wladyslaw ?Gudonis? Komendarek, and bears cover art designed by Bartek Rogalewicz.
From the very depths of the German underground, ARCHAIC THORN is anouncing the imminent release of their debut EP called "In Desolate Magnificence" through UNHOLY PROPHECIES. After an outstanding Demo, released back in 2013, the German trio has recorded 4 new tracks + intro of the most pure and deep Nihilistic Death Metal you've heard for quite some time now.
In 2009 ARES KINGDOM began working out a cover of "Die By Power" by Slaughter Lord. Showing his support for this endeavor, former Slaughter Lord drummer, Steve Hughes, sent Ares Kingdom the previously unpublished lyrics for the track. This process catalyzed a series of other cover tracks for what would later become "Veneration." The tracks selected for inclusion on "Veneration" reveal the ancestral blood that led to the development of Ares Kingdom?s style. Like a genetic code passed down, but still recognizable through generations, the influence of bands such as R.U. Dead, Mefisto, Sacrilege, and especially Slaughter Lord is prominently reflected in the bloodline of Ares Kingdom.
A CD that compiles the two demos of this cult Mexican band: "Matter misericordiae" (1993) and "Exothaernium" (1994). Atmospheric Doom/Death Metal with a blackened aura of the highest order like a mix of Black Sabbath, Candlemass, Paradise Lost, Tiamat, Katatonia...
The highly anticipated debut full-length of this French band. Hailing from the new breed of exquisite French Death Metal darkness, Atavisma formed in late 2013 and promptly set to work perfecting their assiduously doomed-out craft. Founders G. (guitar) and L. (vocals) wanted to create a band devoted to old school Death Metal, and with the addition of C. (drums) and W. (bass) shortly thereafter, the quartet´s compositions progressively shifted towards a Death/Doom Metal approach with a penchant for lyrics that mainly deal with the relationship between man and nature, ancient cultures and spirituality.
Posthumous release from this hellish, trend-crushing australian Black / Thrash Metal force featuring all their demos, EP's and official live tape with killer cover versions of cult acts such as TYRUS, ARMOURED ANGEL, MOTORHEAD, W.A.R. and UNPURE!. For fans of VENOM, HELLHAMMER, SODOM, HOBBS? ANGEL OF DEATH, ORDER FROM CHAOS, CELTIC FROST...
Last studio full length from the most veteran & old-school Death Metal band from Spain. This band has always stoof for uncompromising Death Metal. Kicking asses since 1991 and showing no mercy until today.
Spain's BALMOG have been creating horrifying Black Metal since 2003, and this is their third album. You´ll get complex but ?Vacvvm? is what you would want to hear from a black metal album. It?s immersed in darkness, drenched in evil, and walks in the shadows until it can approach you and stray you from the path of good.
For the fans of early Watain, Deathspell Omega and the likes?
So you thought WARHAMMER, APOCALYPTIC RAIDS or HELLKOMMANDER were the only true heirs to HELLHAMMER and CELTIC FROST throne didn?t you?! Surely, formed in 2009, Florence?s BARBARIAN also namechecked RUNNING WILD or early BATHORY as one of t...heir main influences but come on, as soon as the first notes of ?Serve In Heaven, Reign In Hell? hit you off and ?Borys Crossburn? lets go his first ?ugh!? of the day, you know what the score is and as Tom G. Warrior would have say himself, the usurper?s tears surely guide their sword. Just look up at each of those three Italians? role in the band: ?necroharmonic guitarmageddon and invocations of baltic storms and polish metal albums?, ?eruptions of evil from cracked earth? and ?fuck off bombardment?. Indeed, only 1984 is real!!
2nd press with slightly updated layout. Over the past decade the stream of so called ?Bestial Black/Death? metal has swelled dramatically becoming an uncontainable river the waters of which have become a polluted sewer of fecal sludge. Only a few bands have maintained the integrity of this sound. Among the most prominent and most respectable of these is Poland?s BESTIAL RAIDS.