Amongst wild structures embroiled in an endless fight of domination, amongst dissolving forms pretending to know right and wrong, trying to justify their own being. In between this fuss you can find a certain figure that doesn?t care about all this, a figure that is and does not pretend to be. Complex in it?s simplicity it satisfies itself. "Schattenbringer" does not bring truth but all it?s different kinds. Constructs made of contrast.
A unique, nearly-nameless entity from Sweden, FOR create sepulchral black/death metal from uniquely-located, surely-nameless depths. Their Kundaz debut album appeared seemingly out of nowhere in early 2013, and now arrives the Blakaz Asko Hertô 12" MLP via IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS. Devoted to the Germanic black witch Gullveig and her Thursian bloodline of ravenous hordes of wolves and werewolves, the concept of FOR 's music is based upon the sacred bindrune, Ulfhamir, and pursues to invoke the black wolf-spirit within.
"Abyss of Wrathful Deities" is GRAVE MIASMA´s fifth release, the latest in a 19-year sonic exploration of the
transcendental essence and nature of death. Nine tracks of pounding, dark Death Metal await the listener, rooted in the adoration of mysterious Tibetan burial rites and shamanic passages to other worlds.
Trading a little of the cavernous atmospheres of previous releases for the traditional Metal currency of speed and aggression, "Abyss of Wrathful Deities" still sounds immediately and inimitably like GRAVE MIASMA. The album marks a third collaboration with Jamie Gomez Arellano at Orgone Studios (Paradise Lost, Primordial, Vltimas, Angel Witch), and a step further along the path of expansive and dynamic production characteristic of the London-based band’s ascent towards the vanguard of the contemporary Death Metal movement.
Experience the hellish descent towards otherworldly chasms through a thousand shades of death!
New full length of this excellent Death Metal band from Catalonia. Once again a really fantastic album! With members of MORBID FLESH, INSULTERS, KÖRGULL THE EXTERMINATOR among others. You can't miss this one!
"Hold Back the Dawn" is the third chapter of a tetralogy based on H.P. Lovecraft's cosmology that started back in 2013 with "The Sea Grave" and will be closed with our next album.
Recorded & mixed at Moontower Studios in March, the album was recently mastered by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studio
The Cover art, as usual, has been provided by our sixth member Matt Carr.
Hailing from Melbourne, HECATOMB formed in 2018 as a duo of guitarist Rick Warkill and vocalist/bassist/drummer Mangressor. Crude and rude, the debut demo "Horrid Invocations" was spit forth as a self-released tape in 2020 - and INVICTUS, renown for finding the wildest and most dangerous acts within underground metal, could not help help but release it on a wider scale.
Indeed, Horrid Invocations is exceedingly deserving of wider recognition, and fucking aptly titled: HECATOMB are the bastard sons of Australia's rich 'n' ribald history of metal extremity. From Slaughter Lord, Sadistik Exekution, and Martire on to GOSPEL OF THE HORNS, VOMITOR, and RAZOR OCCAM, HECATOMB dutifully serve the diabolical blood coursing through this undeniable lineage. Loose and lawless, Horrid Invocations presents one berzerker attack after another, swift and salacious at five songs in 22 minutes, as the duo detonate vulgar malformations of black, death, thrash, and unapologetic METAL. It doesn't relent; it doesn't sound nice; it doesn't care for your comfort. Simply, HECATOMB are maniacs for maniacs: if you don't understand the vernacular, then these Horrid Invocations are NOT for you!
Unearthed in Florida in early 2019 and comprised of past and current members of other impious hordes such as Gnosis and Devastator, Hexorcist summon old-school and blasphemous death metal that may as well fall under the "proto-death metal" category, for their ferocious and relentless approach to the genre harkens back to the mid-to-late '80s, when all things extreme were still boiling in the same malignant cauldron and all boundaries were nothing but a blur that no diehard dweller of the underground gave a damn about. Hexorcist's aural and lyrical offering is uncompromising and exudes utter vileness, leaving no room for absolutely anything that could remotely be considered modern or trendy.
HORRIPILANT delivers "Evil Death Metal" rooted in the late 80s and early 90s style with a critical vision regarding what this genre was and must be.
"Embrace The Obsession" features four compositions of Death Metal transformed into an obsessive paranoia inside the walls of Life, Death, Will and Satan, keeping the blood of the listener embraced during twenty minutes of devilish chastisement, monochrome ecstasy and miserable enchantment. Evil Death Metal.
'It is the critical spirit which is the devil, and gives rise to the appearance of evil'. (A.Crowley)
Black vinyl. Limited to 300 units. Comes with a 12 page booklet
4 exclusive new songs, 21 minutes long.
"The concept of "Empiricism" deals with our personal journey towards the inevitable and all therein that may be explored. A catalyst from the depths of the subconsciousness.
Through conquest and manifestation of the mind inside a dying vessel, we want to strengthen the passion and willpower in the here and now.
It is a monumental Fragment that reflects our pilgrimage into the nucleus of our individual existence"
Yes, this dutch men´s they have what it takes. From early days, till now - nothing has changed. Here is a fine new trio from the land of tulips with 4 tracks in the old style Death Metal of the 90s. The vocals sound raw & hoarse like Mr. Van Drunen at that time, the tunes just also extremely anachronistic. Old heroes like MASSACRE, DISMEMBER & HELLHAMMER shine through here again and again.
INFERNAL EXECRATOR's debut full-length "Ad Infinitum Satanic Adherent" is now available on LP-version by Apocalyptic Empire Records! The vinyl-version includes exclusive LP-only lay-out, printed insert and one "hidden" bonus-track only available on the LP! Limited and numbered to 500 copies (400 on black vinyl and 100 on gold vinyl)!
UNHOLY PROPHECIES, in conspiracy with Equinox Discos, is proud to present INSULTERS highly anticipated second album, "Metal Still Means Danger". Aptly fucking titled, "Metal Still Means Danger" is a literal statement of intent from these rude 'n' crude Catalonian bastards. Unrepentantly ugly since the beginning (and to the bitter end, we'd wager), INSULTERS formed in 2008 with the apparent aim to defile and then destroy all in their path. A couple demos and a split came before they accomplished exactly that with their debut album, the also-aptly-titled "We Are the Plague". Released in 2013 by Unholy Prophecies and Equinox Discos, "We Are the Plague" became something of a "sleeper hit" with those lucky few who heard it: INSULTERS offered a refreshingly ribald and gleefully gut-busting hybrid of blackthrash and old-school death metal, with a pinch of rock 'n' roll and even D-beat to be found.
Second full lenght from Germany's dwellers of the deepest pit INTO COFFIN.
The band started its fateful voyage into void in 2015 when a first demo was released, commencing the dour march toward the shaping of their formula of Death Doom. After a well received debut album, an ep and a couple of splits, it is time to let Into Coffin engulf us again into a threatening turmoil of suffering. With this new album the German trio create a 74 minutes-long churning maelstrom of burdensome blackness; while keeping their approach and sound untouched, the final result is incredibly darker than ever. The horror and suffering perpetrated here is build upon repugnant riffs from sulphurous mazes and pummeling drumming. Aggression balanced with unfathomable and uncomfortable stall.
For the past decade, Spain's IRON CURTAIN have become a veritable institution in the international true-metal underground. Road to Hell, their debut album from 2012, set the stage for their successive scene dominance. Forged in the fires of the early '80s, IRON CURTAIN's sound set forth a smorgasboard of grit and gleam equally, largely nodding to the eternal Motörhead as well as Tank, but also Canadian gods like Exciter and Razor, to the Teutonic might of early Iron Angel and Grave Digger, to Scandinavian gods OZ and Heavy Load, to cult American icons Abattoir and Savage Grace. Indeed, none more true were IRON CURTAIN - and they were here to stay! Two more revered full-lengths followed - 2013's Jaguar Spirit and 2016's Guilty as Charged - but now IRON CURTAIN are about to lift the veil on their most rocking record yet.
With their sophomore incarnation "Summoning The Putrid" the french bringers of rotten OLD SCHOOL DEATH METAL IRON FLESH return from the graves to unleash another fine slab of HM2-MADNESS.
While maintaining the massive wall of sound by the early 90's scandinavian overlords IRON FLESH is not willing to go down as merely tribute to ancient times. They display an amazingly varied songwriting that reminds a lot of classic EDGE OF SANITY magic. Whereas the faster material tend to incorporate sharp melodic riffing that UNANIMATED or CENTINEX in their prime could not have done better, IRON FLESH also delivers some of the finest DEATH-DOOM ever to come out of french soil.
Legendary band from Florida that plays a heavy Death Metal that blends influences from european bands like CARCASS/ GRAVE with the american sound of bands like ROTTREVORE/ INCANTATION.
"Shores of Oblivion" is a four-song mini-album released by Xtreem Music, 2016, which includes amazing cover art photography by Adam Woodworth (www.adamwoodworth.com). The audio was recorded and produced at Helton Music, which was responsible for Killing Addiction's "When Death Becomes An Art" EP.