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October 15, 2021, 11:55 pm

 

DEATH POSTURE

Band:CAUSTIC WOUND
Album:DEATH POSTURE
Label:PROFOUND LORE RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:DEATH METAL/GRINDCORE

Pacific Northwest s CAUSTIC WOUND (featuring members of MORTIFERUM, Cerebral Rot, Fetid, and Magrudergrind) play unrelenting and punishing brutal death-grind that captures the aesthetic and palpitations of the classic old-school era of the genre (not exceeding 1992 of course). Their debut album, Death Posture (out April 10 on CD/LP/Digital) which follows their 2018 Grinding Terror demo, sounds like that foul relic that could have been produced in 88-91 while upholding a powerful, dark, murky yet unyielding production, Death Posture eschews and lays waste to the nowadays clinical, plastic and ornamental trappings of the modern-day grind scene. In what will most likely despoil and maraud the majority of death-grind albums being released today, Death Posture renders total annihilation upon the feeble mortal coil. - CAUSTIC WOUND features members from some of the most promising new American death metal bands, Mortiferum, Cerebral Rot, and Fetid along with featuring a member from acclaimed US grindcore band Magrudergrind. - The debut CAUSTIC WOUND album Death Posture will be the pinnacle death-grind album of 2020 - For fans of early/old-school Terrorizer, Napalm Death (88-90), and Carcass (88-91) TRACK LISTING: 1. Death Posture, 2. Cemetery Planet, 3. Visions Of Torture, 4. Black Bag Asphyxiation, 5. Terror Bomber, 6. Blast Casualty, 7. Ritual Trappings, 8. Uranium Decay, 9. Cabal, 10. Acid Attack, 11. Invisible Cell, 12. Guillotine, 13. Automated Weapons Systems, 14. Cataclysmic Gigaton

 

 

DEATH POSTURE

Band:CAUSTIC WOUND
Album:DEATH POSTURE
Label:PROFOUND LORE RECORDS
Format:LP
Genre:DEATH METAL/GRINDCORE

Pacific Northwest s CAUSTIC WOUND (featuring members of MORTIFERUM, Cerebral Rot, Fetid, and Magrudergrind) play unrelenting and punishing brutal death-grind that captures the aesthetic and palpitations of the classic old-school era of the genre (not exceeding 1992 of course). Their debut album, Death Posture (out April 10 on CD/LP/Digital) which follows their 2018 Grinding Terror demo, sounds like that foul relic that could have been produced in 88-91 while upholding a powerful, dark, murky yet unyielding production, Death Posture eschews and lays waste to the nowadays clinical, plastic and ornamental trappings of the modern-day grind scene. In what will most likely despoil and maraud the majority of death-grind albums being released today, Death Posture renders total annihilation upon the feeble mortal coil. - CAUSTIC WOUND features members from some of the most promising new American death metal bands, Mortiferum, Cerebral Rot, and Fetid along with featuring a member from acclaimed US grindcore band Magrudergrind. - The debut CAUSTIC WOUND album Death Posture will be the pinnacle death-grind album of 2020 - For fans of early/old-school Terrorizer, Napalm Death (88-90), and Carcass (88-91) TRACK LISTING: 1. Death Posture, 2. Cemetery Planet, 3. Visions Of Torture, 4. Black Bag Asphyxiation, 5. Terror Bomber, 6. Blast Casualty, 7. Ritual Trappings, 8. Uranium Decay, 9. Cabal, 10. Acid Attack, 11. Invisible Cell, 12. Guillotine, 13. Automated Weapons Systems, 14. Cataclysmic Gigaton

 

 

SHINDIG!101

Band:SHINDIG!
Album:SHINDIG!101
Label:SILVERBACK PUBLISHING
Format:MAG
Genre:MAGAZINES

Features
Hypnotic Bridge Sampler Contemporary psychedelia to download and keep
Chris Darrow Remembering the country-rock pioneer
The Box Tops The Memphis blue-eyed soul hitmakers
Tangerine Dream Peter Baumann discusses the kosmiche German’s early ’70s ascension
The Beach Boys The end of pop stardom: the Brother years

 

 

IMPERFECT SPACE JOURNEYS

Band:JEFF CARNEY
Album:IMPERFECT SPACE JOURNEYS
Label:LION PRODUCTIONS
Format:2LP
Genre:ELECTRONIC

Immediately engaging & all recorded live without overdubs. An analogue e-music roller-coaster ride. Hop on if you dare!" -ErocFinally available on vinyl, this underground masterwork of analog electronic music pushed the envelope of melodic synth freakouts to unimaginable edges and undreamt of realms of space. Recorded live on the spot without overdubs, Jeff Carney's 'Imperfect Space Journeys" (ISJ) has become a highly prized collectible amongst "Berlin School" fanatics still soaking in the '70s sounds of Klaus Schulze, Ashra and Tangerine Dream, as well as fans of Terry Riley's organ works (Riley is Carney's cousin), and Heldon heads. Originally a cassette-only release, the rare copy appearing on the collector market can exchange hands at three-figure sums even on cassette, making it one of the most sought after treasures of the electronic underground.With a keyboard arsenal more likely to have been assembled in the late seventies, West Coast space music architect Jeff Carney rebelled against prevailing digital trends with analog electronic wizardry, unleashing this statement of purpose on the New York "Audiofile" label in 1988. Designed around the possibilities of live performance, Carney used simple, captivating hooks with which to weave tapestries of electronic texture. His influences on this debut are apparent, but his sounds absolutely unique. Every lead seems to have a tone outside the sounds already explored in the genre. Sound effects give a sense of deep space: perhaps owing their galactic awareness to Gong and Hawkwind, but pushing like a volcano into other realms. 'Imperfect Space Journeys' is a study in minimalist rhythmic structures that enable Carney to decorate with cosmic colors and wild effects collages, while also tending to be highly melodic. 'Noise' is used as a means to create images of spaceships passing in the deepest of space skies. Tension and release are used for maximum impact. But there is also plenty of sonic ear candy. Melodic lines that you'll find yourself wanting to revisit again and again!Source for this reissue: 24bit/96kHz transfers taken from the original analog tapes. This deluxe reissue of ISJ includes three bonus tracks not included on the original cassette release. Comes with an eight-page color LP-sized insert booklet. Limited to 500x copies worldwide.Carney recorded 'Imperfect Space Journeys' at 20 years old. He would soon produce works in which his skills were further honed and his unique sonic paintings took an even more exploratory shape, but ISJ is the beginning of the story. It is where the "journey" begins.

 

 

ELECTRIC HOLYLAND

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:ELECTRIC HOLYLAND
Label:LYSERGIC SOUND
Format:LP
Genre:JESUS PSYCH

Music known as “Jesus rock” or "Jesus psych,” the synthesis of the Christian philosophy combined with heavy rock or psychedelic music, first saw light of day in the late 1960’s and was immediately pressed on vinyl. It didn’t dent popular consciousness and was met with almost zero popularity in its infancy. Over the years, astute collectors and music lovers began to realize that some of these records, almost all of which had been privately pressed in very small quantities with little to no promotion, contained some of the heaviest, catchiest, guitardriven psych rock ever released.

 

 

DEATHTRIPPER

Band:STONEWALL NOISE ORCHESTRA
Album:DEATHTRIPPER
Label:Transubstans
Format:CDD
Genre:ROCK/HEAVY

2020 release. The Swedish notorious groove machine once again delivers a solid piece of high-quality heavy rock.

 

 

OFFICIAL BOOTLEG ALBUM 1980 - 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Band:MAMAS BOYS
Album:OFFICIAL BOOTLEG ALBUM 1980 - 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Label:DYAMOND ROXX
Format:CD
Genre:HARD ROCK/BLUES ROCK/HEAVY METAL

Released for the very first time on CD, the 40th anniversary of the MAMA'S BOYS kickstart, will be marked by an european Tour of the Pat McManus Band in March and the release of this collectors edition CD that will include the rare original "Official Album" private press LP on Pussy Records (later the album was renamed "Official Bootleg" and was released twice on vinyl with only 8 of the 10 tracks of the original press), plus the rare 1981 single "High Energy Weekend/Hitch-Hike". Hitch-Hike appears on the very first time on CD too. With rare early photos, band history and liner notes by Pat McManus this is a release not to miss, from the Irish Rock legends. Digitally Remastered by Janne Stark (Overdrive, Constancia, Grand Design, etc.). TRACK LISTING 1. I'm leaving town 2. Down and out 3. Belfast city blues 4. Highland rock 5. Record machine 6. RocknRoll craze 7. Summertime 8. Big bad city 9. Without you 10. Demon 11. High Energy Weekend (Bonus Track) 12. Hitch Hike (Bonus Track)

 

 

YEAH I'M WAITING

Band:FORCE FIVE
Album:YEAH I'M WAITING
Label:WYLDWAX RECORDS
Format:YELLOW 10
Genre:60S FUZZ ROCK

Complete UK Singles Hand-numbered Flipback Cover Limited Edition Coloured 10 inch Vinyl Insert with Biography and rare photos Exclusive Reproduction Postcard and A3 Poster!! Side One 1. Yeah, I m Waiting (May 1965) 2. I Don t Want To See You Again (May 1965) 3. Baby Don t Care (August 1965) 4. Come Down To Earth (August 1965) Side Two 1. I Want You Babe (December 1965) 2. Gee Too Tiger (December 1965) 3. Baby Let Your Hair Down (June 1966) 4. Don t Know Which Way To Turn (June 1966) Ron Gent lead vocals Pete James rhythm guitar Dave Osborne bass guitar Dave Scates - drums

 

 

SAN DIEGO UNDERGROUND FILES VOL. 1

Band:MANUAL SCAN
Album:SAN DIEGO UNDERGROUND FILES VOL. 1
Label:BICKERTON
Format:10" vinyl
Genre:MOD REVIVAL/POWERPOP

First volume of our series on San Diego's 80's underground scene. Here you'll find the very first demos recorded by legendary mod powerpop band Manual Scan back in 1982 at Hit Single Studios, all of them previously unreleased. Most of these songs would later be re-recorded for the band's official releases but here you'll get them in their early shapes. Remastered sound Liner notes by band's member Bart Mendoza 500 copies Limited edition TRACK LISTING 1. 1 Plan Of Action 2. 2 New Difference 3. 3 American Way 4. 4 The Bird 5. 5 Anymore 6. 6 What Did You Say? 7. 7 Man About Town 8. 8 Don't Know Where To Start

 

 

SAN DIEGO UNDERGROUND FILES VOL. 2

Band:EVENT, THE
Album:SAN DIEGO UNDERGROUND FILES VOL. 2
Label:BICKERTON
Format:10" vinyl
Genre:R&B/POP-ART/MOD-BEAT

Second volume of our series on San Diego's 80's underground scene. Here you'll find rare and unreleased early recordings by legendary mod band The Event. The Event were a unique band tagged as part of the 80's mod revival though their sound had barely nothing to do with the powerpop sound that was usual among their colleagues but with British 60's r&b and pop-art. Their only lp on Voxx remains as one of the most outstanding albums of the 80's both for its quality and its audacity. Now it's time to dig up their unrelesed stuff for your listening pleasure. Remastered sound by the band Liner notes by San Diego's music expert Bart Mendoza 500 copies Limited edition TRACK LISTING 1. 1 Jagged Time Lapse 2. 2 It's Shocking What They Call Me 3. 3 You're On My MInd 4. 4 Pop Think In 5. 5 Let It Rock 6. 6 Pop Think In* 7. 7 It's Shocking What They Call Me* 8. 8 Baby You Hurt Me 9. 9 You're Too Much

 

 

DONT YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TAMBLES

Band:TAMBLES, THE
Album:DONT YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TAMBLES
Label:BICKERTON
Format:CDD
Genre:POWERPOP/PUB-ROCK/GARAGE/ROCK N ROLL

Get ready for one of the rock'n'roll sensations of the year. This young quartet hailing from Gouda, Holland, will blow your minds as soon as the first song of this, their debut album starts with their refreshing, energetic and insolent blend of powerpop, pub-rock, r'n'b and rock'n'roll with their roots in 60's and 70's music but with a very personal and contemporary sound .From Byrds to Graham Parker, from Outsiders to Brinsley Schwarz. TRACK LISTING 1. 1 Won't Be Me 2. 2 Let You Know More 3. 3 Take It Slow 4. 4 Can't Get Enough 5. 5 Steady Love 6. 6 Loveless Days 7. 7 Like You 8. 8 Once Again The One 9. 9 I See Lies 10. 10 What If 11. 11 Only See It 12. 12 Girl Stuck In My Brain

 

 

DONT YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TAMBLES

Band:TAMBLES, THE
Album:DONT YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TAMBLES
Label:BICKERTON
Format:LP
Genre:POWERPOP/PUB-ROCK/GARAGE/ROCK N ROLL

Get ready for one of the rock'n'roll sensations of the year. This young quartet hailing from Gouda, Holland, will blow your minds as soon as the first song of this, their debut album starts with their refreshing, energetic and insolent blend of powerpop, pub-rock, r'n'b and rock'n'roll with their roots in 60's and 70's music but with a very personal and contemporary sound .From Byrds to Graham Parker, from Outsiders to Brinsley Schwarz.

 

 

WINNING COMBINATION

Band:SAFES, THE
Album:WINNING COMBINATION
Label:BICKERTON
Format:LP
Genre:CHAMBER POP/PSYCH POP

In 2018 The Safes hit the old Europe for the first time with a successful Spanish tour that was used to sell their (now sold-out) first record with the team Bickerton & Action Weekend. Now they're back with a new album and what an album! A true masterpiece where they take their crystalline powerpop tunes to a more intimate, sometimes acoustic, field with psychedelic overtones. TRACK LISTING 1. 1 Baggage Claim 2. 2 Dreams That Ignite 3. 3 It's True 4. 4 Make Or Break 5. 5 On Top 6. 6 Open Your Eyes 7. 7 Ship Sinking Grin 8. 8 Simplicity 9. 9 The Rest Of My Life 10. 10 The Shell Spell

 

 

SAFARI

Band:MOOON
Album:SAFARI
Label:BICKERTON
Format:CDD
Genre:PSYCH POP/PROGRESSIVE POP/FOLK-ROCK

Dutch psyche-heads Mooon arrive at Bickerton Records with their sophomore lp, a brilliant concept album on leaving city life behind and getting into the wilderness, a dreamlike trip to the country under the bright light of the mooon along folk-psyche pastoral chants and lysergic pop explosions. TRACK LISTING 1. 1 Safari (intro) 2. 2 Leaving Town 3. 3 All By Myself 4. 4 Natures Play 5. 5 Entering The Animal Kingdom 6. 6 Es Uno Junto 7. 7 Another State Of Mind 8. 8 The Sun 9. 9 Odyssey And Me 10. 10 The Escape 11. 11 I'm Coming Home 12. 12 Safari (outro)

 

 

SAFARI

Band:MOOON
Album:SAFARI
Label:BICKERTON
Format:LP
Genre:PSYCH POP/PROGRESSIVE POP/FOLK-ROCK

Dutch psyche-heads Mooon arrive at Bickerton Records with their sophomore lp, a brilliant concept album on leaving city life behind and getting into the wilderness, a dreamlike trip to the country under the bright light of the mooon along folk-psyche pastoral chants and lysergic pop explosions. TRACK LISTING 1. 1 Safari (intro) 2. 2 Leaving Town 3. 3 All By Myself 4. 4 Natures Play 5. 5 Entering The Animal Kingdom 6. 6 Es Uno Junto 7. 7 Another State Of Mind 8. 8 The Sun 9. 9 Odyssey And Me 10. 10 The Escape 11. 11 I'm Coming Home 12. 12 Safari (outro)

 

 

FEEDBACK

Band:RECALLS, THE
Album:FEEDBACK
Label:BICKERTON
Format:LP
Genre:PSYCH POP/KRAUTROCK/GARAGE-ROCK

Chilean band The Recalls are one of the best kept secrets of the German rock'n'roll scene - they're settled in Germany – but that's gonna change as soon as their sophomore album “Feedback” is out. A brain-melting and addictive collection of psyche/garage/pop tunes with krautrock tones for gloomy days.

 

 

SO MANY GIRLS VOL.2

Band:KRYNG, THE
Album:SO MANY GIRLS VOL.2
Label:BICKERTON
Format:LP
Genre:GARAGE/BEAT/POWERPOP/FOLK-ROCK

Brand new album (their fourth lp in three years) by the hottest band in the Lowlands. Garage, beat, powerpop and folk-rock masterfully mixed in a new collection of songs that ends their trilogy on love, girls and breakups

 

 

GIMME SOME ACTION

Band:SHAKE, THE
Album:GIMME SOME ACTION
Label:BICKERTON
Format:LP
Genre:SOUL/BEAT/R&B

Farewell album by Spanish band The Shake. After 13 years The Shake says goodbye with a final lp in which they leave their 60's garage and psychedelic influences behind to show their passion for black sounds, paintinig their beat rhythms with Motownesque soul ans southern blues and r&b with horns and organ arrangements. Top danceable soulful beat!

 

 

HEY CHICO!!

Band:ENMA FERNANDEZ
Album:HEY CHICO!!
Label:BICKERTON
Format:LP
Genre:R&B/JAZZ/BLUES/SOUL/SWING

Enma Fernández, l’enfant terrible of the pumpin’ piano is in town! This pianist, singer, musical director, showman and stage animal, has become in the last two years an essential reference of the Spanish r'n'r scene with his wild live shows and now it's time to prove his quality in the studio with a scorching album produced by Mike Mariconda. Expect New Orleans r&b, jazz, soul and rock'n'roll, hear echoes of Ray Charles, Professor Longhair, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Duke Ellington, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fast Domino or Bebo Valdés.

 

 

MAIDEN MOTHER CRONE

Band:SIGIRIYA
Album:MAIDEN MOTHER CRONE
Label:BURNING WORLD RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:STONER DOOM PSYCH

Third studio album oft he Welsh stoner rockers after Return To Earth (The Church Within Records) and Darkness Died Today (Back On Black) Artwork by Luke Oram. Beneath the soil of a Welsh valley in Swansea, Wales, a heavy metal life-force regains strength: rising from the ashes of stoner doom merchants Acrimony, Sigiriya is born. In 2009, eight years after the demise of Acrimony, guitarist Stu O Hara, bassist Mead, drummer Darren Ivey and vocalist Dorian Walters reconvened. Not wanting the limitations of reforming a project long dead to them, Sigiriya brings a fresh take on their trademark monolithic heavy groove. While Acrimony hailed from the temples of deepest space, Sigiriya come from the earthy depths, bringing hefty, tremor-inducing sonics that pay homage to the riff. Time served in the likes of Iron Monkey, Helvis, Dukes of Nothing, Black Eye Riot, The Nine and Yeti have only added to their thick output, giving the foursome a more dynamic, meaner, leaner, earthier approach, which has developed an intense dirty sound with elements of boogie, classic rock and even crust. Taking their name from the mystic throat of the lion rock in Sri Lanka, their rumble has been moving the Black Mountains of their homeland and will soon be moving the tectonic plates of the earth. To borrow a phrase from their former outfit: Bong On, Live Long " TRACKLIST A1 Mantis 4.46 A2 Cwn Annwn 5:57 A3 Tau Ceti 5:28 A4 Peace Of My Mind 5:57 B1 Seeking Eden 5:30 B2 Dark Call 8:22 B3 Arise (Darkness Died Today) 5:23 B4 Crushed By The Weight Of The Sky 8:20

 

 

MAIDEN MOTHER CRONE

Band:SIGIRIYA
Album:MAIDEN MOTHER CRONE
Label:BURNING WORLD RECORDS
Format:LP
Genre:STONER DOOM PSYCH

Third studio album oft he Welsh stoner rockers after Return To Earth (The Church Within Records) and Darkness Died Today (Back On Black) Artwork by Luke Oram. Beneath the soil of a Welsh valley in Swansea, Wales, a heavy metal life-force regains strength: rising from the ashes of stoner doom merchants Acrimony, Sigiriya is born. In 2009, eight years after the demise of Acrimony, guitarist Stu O Hara, bassist Mead, drummer Darren Ivey and vocalist Dorian Walters reconvened. Not wanting the limitations of reforming a project long dead to them, Sigiriya brings a fresh take on their trademark monolithic heavy groove. While Acrimony hailed from the temples of deepest space, Sigiriya come from the earthy depths, bringing hefty, tremor-inducing sonics that pay homage to the riff. Time served in the likes of Iron Monkey, Helvis, Dukes of Nothing, Black Eye Riot, The Nine and Yeti have only added to their thick output, giving the foursome a more dynamic, meaner, leaner, earthier approach, which has developed an intense dirty sound with elements of boogie, classic rock and even crust. Taking their name from the mystic throat of the lion rock in Sri Lanka, their rumble has been moving the Black Mountains of their homeland and will soon be moving the tectonic plates of the earth. To borrow a phrase from their former outfit: Bong On, Live Long " TRACKLIST A1 Mantis 4.46 A2 Cwn Annwn 5:57 A3 Tau Ceti 5:28 A4 Peace Of My Mind 5:57 B1 Seeking Eden 5:30 B2 Dark Call 8:22 B3 Arise (Darkness Died Today) 5:23 B4 Crushed By The Weight Of The Sky 8:20

 

 

DESERTFEST VOL.6 (2020) (RED OR GOLD VINYL)

Band:AVON/WAXY
Album:DESERTFEST VOL.6 (2020) (RED OR GOLD VINYL)
Label:H42 Records
Format:7
Genre:STONER ROCK/DESERT ROCK

Side A brings you ‚Man Of Medan‘. A brand new song from Avon. Avon features the mighty Alfredo Hernandez who has played on some of the very best Desert Rock Albums ever, including 'and The Circus Leaves Town' by Kyuss and the critically acclaimed self titled debut LP by Queens of the Stone Age. Side AA will feature Waxys new song ‚It’s no mistake‘. Waxy is also an American stoner rock band from the Desert of Southern California (Palm Springs / Palm Desert / Indio), and is part of the Palm Desert Scene. The power trio consists of frontman Robbie Waldman (guitar/vocals), Tyler Ontiveros (drums) and Robert Bowman (bass). Brett Stadler, long time personal friend of Waldman, is the band's eccentric colyricyst as well as a published poet. WAXY’s sound is a cross between Black Sabbath and Thin Lizzy with a healthy dose of Tom Waits. Heavy, sexy and sincere best describe the vibe. Some people describe them as Desert Rock…Europeans call it Stoner Rock.

 

 

HOUSES ARE BUILT THE SAME

Band:CATHEDRALE
Album:HOUSES ARE BUILT THE SAME
Label:HOWLIN BANANA RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:GARAGE

After a short briefing on the steps of the Saint-Etienne Cathedral of Toulouse, the band chose the name Cathedrale. A simplicity that can also be found intheir sound: sharp and abrasive guitars, nervous rhythmand a touch of pop in the vocals.Cathedrale draw their influences mostly from British punk and American power pop, bands such as the Buzzcocks,Wire, Parquet Courts or Protomartyr. To follow up their twoprevious EPs, recorded locally at Swamp Land Studios,the quartet chose to cross the channel to record their thirdalbum in London at Haha Sound Studios. Under thesupervision of producer Syd Kemp, their sound gainedboth in clarity and scale, whithout losing any of theurgency that made their previous recordings so endearing. The 13 tracks of Houses Are Built The Same will undoubtedly confirm Cathedrale as one of the most exciting rock bands in the French indie scene

 

 

HOUSES ARE BUILT THE SAME

Band:CATHEDRALE
Album:HOUSES ARE BUILT THE SAME
Label:HOWLIN BANANA RECORDS
Format:LP
Genre:GARAGE

After a short briefing on the steps of the Saint-Etienne Cathedral of Toulouse, the band chose the name Cathedrale. A simplicity that can also be found intheir sound: sharp and abrasive guitars, nervous rhythmand a touch of pop in the vocals.Cathedrale draw their influences mostly from British punkand American power pop, bands such as the Buzzcocks,Wire, Parquet Courts or Protomartyr. To follow up their twoprevious EPs, recorded locally at Swamp Land Studios,the quartet chose to cross the channel to record their thirdalbum in London at Haha Sound Studios. Under thesupervision of producer Syd Kemp, their sound gainedboth in clarity and scale, whithout losing any of theurgency that made their previous recordings so endearing. The 13 tracks of Houses Are Built The Same will undoubtedly confirm Cathedrale as one of the most exciting rock bands in the French indie scene

 

 

ROTTING TEETH IN THE HORSES MOUTH

Band:SAVAK
Album:ROTTING TEETH IN THE HORSES MOUTH
Label:GEENGER
Format:LP
Genre:POST PUNK/PUNK ROCK/INDIE ROCK

Savak are back with their fourth album, "Rotting Teeth in the Horse s Mouth". The band recorded the album at their Gowanus studio and the record features appearances by Scott McCloud (Girls Against Boys, Soulside, Paramount Styles), Michael Hampton (The Faith, Embrace, S.O.A., One Last Wish, Fake Names), and Anthony Roman (Radio 4). The band was formed in 2015 by members of The Obits, Holy Fuck, Edsel, Nation of Ulysses, and The Cops. Their influences range from '60s Texas psychedelia to British pub rock to early-'80s American hardcore. Savak is Sohrab Habibion, Michael Jaworski and Matt Schulz. Veterans of the DC & NY indie rock and hardcore punk scene! Album features appearances by Scott McCloud (Girls Against Boys, Soulside, Paramount Styles), Michael Hampton (The Faith, Embrace, S.O.A., One Last Wish, Fake Names), and Anthony Roman (Radio 4)! TRACK LISTING 01. Vis-a-Vis / 02. Listening / 03. Exposure / 04. What is Compassion? / 05. Aujourd'hui / 06. Bayonet / 07. It's Mutual / 08. How Many Duchesses / 09. I Came Alive / 10. We've Been Disappearing

 

 

ANTHROPOECENE

Band:Dead Melodies
Album:ANTHROPOECENE
Label:Cryo Chamber
Format:CDD
Genre:DARK AMBIENT/AMBIENT/DARK JAZZ

Dead Melodies and Zenjungle join forces on this dark noir ambient album. Far beneath the lofty empire of steel and brick, a perpetual blanket of darkness reigns harbouring mankind's darkest sins. And amidst this grotesque illusion of grandeur, in which the elitist grip ever tightens, the forsaken's demons awake from their slumber wreaking havoc in the eternal shadow. Man's greatest creation and ruin rolled into one in an endless labyrinth of forgotten secrets, unsolved mysteries and stories that are yet to be told. Step into the haze of the low lying smog and lose yourself in these noir tales from the darkest corners of the city, courtesy of Dead Melodies and Zenjungle.

 

 

AGAINST CIVILIZATION

Band:APOCRYPHOS
Album:AGAINST CIVILIZATION
Label:Cryo Chamber
Format:CDD
Genre:DARK AMBIENT/AMBIENT

Finally, we see Robert C. Kozletsky return with a dreary and guitar driven follow up to 2016's Stone Speak. Against Civilization is where Robert takes a different sonic path. Vastly different from past releases, but still wrapped in the solemn sound Apocryphos is known for. Civilization is a curse. Your head hangs heavy in the windowpane as you gaze upon the dregs of society. It soon collapses and nature turns feral. Those desperate to cling to their hollow idols fall silent, eyes sunken. They are not there. They have abandoned us. They are against civilization...

 

 

CONSPIRACY

Band:FUNKER VOGT
Album:CONSPIRACY
Label:REPO RECORDS
Format:CDD
Genre:EBM/INDUSTRIAL

Only one and a half year after their last stroke of genius "Wastelands", Funker D., Funker L. and Funker T. go on the hunt for the inexplicable: "Conspiracy", the title of the new EP, takes a long swing to strike against the conspiracies of this planet and confronts with the question "Are we really alone in this universe? As a harbinger of the upcoming album, it goes without saying that Funker Vogt dig deep into the musical bag of tricks to give this mysterious hustle and bustle the right sound and to stir up the desire for more. Four brand-new songs, a new version of the 2002 classic "Date of Expiration" and two in-house remixes are presented by the men around Gerrit Thomas and show once more why they belong to the spearhead of Dark Electro. Funker Vogt is coming...

 

 

UNENDING FUTILITY

Band:LIVE BURIAL
Album:UNENDING FUTILITY
Label:TRANSCENDING OBSCURITY
Format:CDD
Genre:Death Metal

Death metal band from the UK LIVE BURIAL emerge with an astounding album that melds the best elements of classic death metal from all over. There's this undeniable rugged and scathing quality that is contrasted with the dark, brooding and often twisted structures. Painful vocals soar over rumbling, heaving parts that hearken back to the days of early DEATH, MORGOTH, ASPHYX and even FLESHCRAWL. There are emotive strains shimmering in a desolate, forsaken landscape. LIVE BURIAL make it all work and it comes through effortlessly. They are forging a powerful sound that will echo through the ancient corridors of this style. 'Unending Futility' is an accomplished album that will hold appeal to any fan of well-written death metal and must not be missed

 

 

OAK, ASH & THORN

Band:DARK FOREST
Album:OAK, ASH & THORN
Label:CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:HEAVY/FOLK METAL

Venerable British true metallers return with nine songs of epic metal heroics and monumental storytelling! With their first studio offering in four years, Dark Forest marries traditional metal glory with tales from the heart of England s long and storied past. Dark Forest founding member, guitarist and songwriter Christian Horton was halfway through the creation of the band s fifth studio album when he came across a copy of Rudyard Kipling s 1906 fantasy, Puck of Pook s Hill. The book is a powerful depiction of England s history, told through the lens of the people who have helped shape the country through the ages. The book s crucial element of magic and folklore made an instant connection with Horton Dark Forest has long delved into such topics, and the leaves of the three sacred trees of England, Oak, Ash & Thorn, made it the ideal choice for the album s title. The album, perhaps more so than any other Dark Forest studio effort, properly expresses the band s deep connection to the past, as well as the theme of the perpetual outsider, reflecting the course the band has charted since their 2002 formation. Recorded in August 2019 at Hellfire Studios near Burton Upon Trent, Oak, Ash & Thorn is Dark Forest s most concise and solid offering to date, all without sacrificing the inherently epic nature of their songs. The band s trademark flank of guitar melodies carries forth with renewed spirit and vigor, while vocalist Josh Winnard confidently sings emotive, passionate choruses capable of rousing the hearts of all who listen. The album s creation was labor-intensive the members of Dark Forest (who is rounded out by second guitarist Patrick Jenkins and drummer Adam Sidaway) tackled the recording between two separate sessions, sometimes working 14-hour days where it wasn t uncommon for the band to burn the creative midnight oil, only to start all over again the next day. And for the second consecutive album, Dark Forest teamed with legendary artist Duncan Storr for the album s cover. The original idea for Oak, Ash & Thorn s cover was to be focused on the idea of the hollow hill and the traditional dwelling places of the fairies, but after Horton shared the themes of Puck of Pook s Hill with Storr, the cover reflected three main spirits reflecting three distinct eras of England s history. While this is the longest stretch between studio albums for Dark Forest, the amount of time and effort put into Oak, Ash & Thorn is undeniable it is an undoubtedly robust and captivating listen from beginning to end, filled with tales from the heart of England s long and storied history. TRACKLIST 1. Ælfscýne 2. Wayfarer s Eve 3. The Midnight Folk 4. Relics 5. Avalon Rising 6. Oak, Ash & Thorn 7. The Woodlander 8. Heart of the Rose

 

 

SUBTERRANEAN EXILE

Band:WIZARD, THE
Album:SUBTERRANEAN EXILE
Label:CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:OCCULT HEAVY METAL

Vintage, mystical doom for fans of Sabbath, Pagan Altar and Trouble! Australia s The Wizar d have long been one of doom s best-kept secrets. On Subterranean Exile, the band casts a diabolic spell of arcane metal magick sure to please fans of classic doom metal. For the creation of their fourth studio album, Subterranean Exile, Australian occult doom metallers The Wizar d employed an audio alchemical process called Arcane Metal Magick. It s where sinister energy is converted by transmutation to a frequency form that can be held in a lower plane. For Subterranean Exile, The Wizar d captured approximately 35 minutes and 25 seconds of music a number that holds significance to not only the members of the band but also for those who understand its power. For the greater audience metal as a whole, it is the gateway to doom metal that is equally mystical as it is vintage, recalling the likes of Black Sabbath, Witchfinder General, Pagan Altar, Saint Vitus and Trouble. Originally formed in 2004 by guitarist/vocalist Ol Rusty, The Wizar d released a series of demos, singles and EPs before their first studio album, 2008 s Infernal Wizardry. Pathways into Darkness would follow two years later, while Ancient Tome of Arcane Knowledge would see the light of day in 2013. The original plan was to release the songs Subterranean Exile and Master of the Night as part of an EP shortly after the release of Ancient Tome, but, Ol Rusty was greeted by a spectral voice who instructed him to go in a different direction. He then spent the next eight years writing the rest of the album under the realization that true doom metal moves at a glacial pace. The tracking for Subterranean Exile started in January 2018 at The Green Room in Hobart, while the rest of the album was recorded at Heavy Chains HQ and completed in May 2019. This time, The Wizar d (who are completed by second guitarist Master of the Night, bassist Blackie and drummer Maniac Frodsham) sharpened their knives and strengthened their spells the album is perhaps the most direct and refined in the band s history, casting a diabolical web of spiraling guitar harmonies, thunderous drums, lurching riffs and the vocal sorcery of Ol Rusty. Accordingly, the compositions found on Subterranean Exile not only resonate on the same current as the doom gods of yore but reach for arcane horrors only found in spectral dimensions. It is now up to you, brave listener, to decide whether you are up for the task of partaking in this arcane metal masterwork. The choice is yours. TRACKLIST 1. Subterranean Exile 2. Wizard s Revenge 3. Master of the Night 4. Ecstatic Visions Held Within the Monastic Tower 5. Long Live the Dead 6. Evil In My Heart 7. Dark Fortress

 

 

COLOSSUS

Band:FER DE LANCE
Album:COLOSSUS
Label:CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC
Format:MCD
Genre:EPIC METAL

A Hammerheart-era Bathory-meets-atmospheric epic metal tour-de-force! Featuring members of Professor Emeritus, Moros Nyx and Smoulder, Fer De Lance combines darkness and atmosphere into a four-song epic heavy metal triumph. As bandmates in Chicago metal outfits Professor Emeritus and Moros Nyx, guitarist/vocalist MP and drummer Rusty often found themselves in the downtime of these bands consuming music that had nothing to do with the projects they were working on. The two men would do more than just listen to music they discussed it, examined it and lived it, taking in the sounds of metal bands such as Bathory, Amorphis, Atlantean Kodex and Rotting Christ, as well as more acoustic-driven music such as Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, and unsung Canadian folk artist Stan Rogers. Change loomed on the horizon once the songwriting for the follow-up to Moros Nyx s 2016 Revolution Street debut began. The songs started to take on a darker and more aggressive form, thereby capturing the atmosphere of its creators lives. The decision was then made to shelve Moros Nyx s second album and start a brand-new band, Fer De Lance. After asking Smoulder guitarist Collin Wolf to join, the group embarked on the recording process for what would become their debut EP, Colossus. Recorded in July and October 2019 at Altered States Studio in Chicago with producer/engineer Matt Russell (Satan s Hollow, Moros Nyx, Midnight Dice), Colossus is a rare-sounding American-meets-European metal meld that virtually defies description while bringing something to the table for any and all metal fan. Inspired in part by MP s living and wintering in Newfoundland, Canada, the four songs on Colossus, while simple on the surface, are stocked with acoustic guitars, searing guitar licks, the rumble of drums, and the impassioned vocal delivery of MP. Each of the four songs on Colossus represent one form, or aspect of death: violence, cataclysm, futility and resistance. The inspiration behind Colossus came from Ozymandias, written by English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) and the hubris of great men in the creation of monuments. Even though the Colossus is made of metal or stone and seems indestructible, the people around it burn and it is slowly turned to dust through both time and the smallest of elements, rain. Ultimately, no matter the strength of the Colossus, his strength and life are temporary, and his memory brief. The members of Fer De Lance are currently spread out between the United States and Canada, but the band will spend 2020 writing more material for recording later in the year, as well as scheduling live appearances in support of Colossus. Epic metal of this breadth and heroics is deserving of a live audience the world over. TRACKLIST 1. City In the Sea 2. Colossus 3. Fer De Lance 4. Triumph and Tragedy

 

 

OAK ASH & THORN

Band:DARK FOREST
Album:OAK ASH & THORN
Label:CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC
Format:LP
Genre:HEAVY/FOLK METAL

Venerable British true metallers return with nine songs of epic metal heroics and monumental storytelling! With their first studio offering in four years, Dark Forest marries traditional metal glory with tales from the heart of England’s long and storied past. Dark Forest founding member, guitarist and songwriter Christian Horton was halfway through the creation of the band’s fifth studio album when he came across a copy of Rudyard Kipling’s 1906 fantasy, Puck of Pook’s Hill. The book is a powerful depiction of England’s history, told through the lens of the people who have helped shape the country through the ages. The book’s crucial element of magic and folklore made an instant connection with Horton — Dark Forest has long delved into such topics, and the leaves of the three sacred trees of England, Oak, Ash & Thorn, made it the ideal choice for the album’s title. The album, perhaps more so than any other Dark Forest studio effort, properly expresses the band’s deep connection to the past, as well as the theme of the perpetual outsider, reflecting the course the band has charted since their 2002 formation. Recorded in August 2019 at Hellfire Studios near Burton Upon Trent, Oak, Ash & Thorn is Dark Forest’s most concise and solid offering to date, all without sacrificing the inherently epic nature of their songs. The band’s trademark flank of guitar melodies carries forth with renewed spirit and vigor, while vocalist Josh Winnard confidently sings emotive, passionate choruses capable of rousing the hearts of all who listen. The album’s creation was labor-intensive — the members of Dark Forest (who is rounded out by second guitarist Patrick Jenkins and drummer Adam Sidaway) tackled the recording between two separate sessions, sometimes working 14-hour days where it wasn’t uncommon for the band to burn the creative midnight oil, only to start all over again the next day. And for the second consecutive album, Dark Forest teamed with legendary artist Duncan Storr for the album’s cover. The original idea for Oak, Ash & Thorn’s cover was to be focused on the idea of the hollow hill and the traditional dwelling places of the fairies, but after Horton shared the themes of Puck of Pook’s Hill with Storr, the cover reflected three main spirits reflecting three distinct eras of England’s history. While this is the longest stretch between studio albums for Dark Forest, the amount of time and effort put into Oak, Ash & Thorn is undeniable — it is an undoubtedly robust and captivating listen from beginning to end, filled with tales from the heart of England’s long and storied history.

 

 

SUBTERRANEAN EXILE

Band:WIZARD, THE
Album:SUBTERRANEAN EXILE
Label:CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC
Format:LP
Genre:OCCULT HEAVY METAL

Vintage, mystical doom for fans of Sabbath, Pagan Altar and Trouble! Australia’s The Wizar’d have long been one of doom’s best-kept secrets. On Subterranean Exile, the band casts a diabolic spell of arcane metal magick sure to please fans of classic doom metal. For the creation of their fourth studio album, Subterranean Exile, Australian occult doom metallers The Wizar’d employed an audio alchemical process called “Arcane Metal Magick.” It’s where sinister energy is converted by transmutation to a frequency form that can be held in a lower plane. For Subterranean Exile, The Wizar’d captured approximately 35 minutes and 25 seconds of music — a number that holds significance to not only the members of the band but also for those who understand its power. For the greater audience metal as a whole, it is the gateway to doom metal that is equally mystical as it is vintage, recalling the likes of Black Sabbath, Witchfinder General, Pagan Altar, Saint Vitus and Trouble. Originally formed in 2004 by guitarist/vocalist ‘Ol Rusty, The Wizar’d released a series of demos, singles and EPs before their first studio album, 2008’s Infernal Wizardry. Pathways into Darkness would follow two years later, while Ancient Tome of Arcane Knowledge would see the light of day in 2013. The original plan was to release the songs “Subterranean Exile” and “Master of the Night” as part of an EP shortly after the release of Ancient Tome, but, ‘Ol Rusty was greeted by a spectral voice who instructed him to go in a different direction. He then spent the next eight years writing the rest of the album under the realization that true doom metal moves at a glacial pace. The tracking for Subterranean Exile started in January 2018 at The Green Room in Hobart, while the rest of the album was recorded at Heavy Chains HQ and completed in May 2019. This time, The Wizar’d (who are completed by second guitarist Master of the Night, bassist Blackie and drummer Maniac Frodsham) sharpened their knives and strengthened their spells — the album is perhaps the most direct and refined in the band’s history, casting a diabolical web of spiraling guitar harmonies, thunderous drums, lurching riffs and the vocal sorcery of ‘Ol Rusty. Accordingly, the compositions found on Subterranean Exile not only resonate on the same current as the doom gods of yore but reach for arcane horrors only found in spectral dimensions. It is now up to you, brave listener, to decide whether you are up for the task of partaking in this arcane metal masterwork. The choice is yours.

 

 

COLOSSUS

Band:FER DE LANCE
Album:COLOSSUS
Label:CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC
Format:MLP
Genre:EPIC METAL

A Hammerheart-era Bathory-meets-atmospheric epic metal tour-de-force! Featuring members of Professor Emeritus, Moros Nyx and Smoulder, Fer De Lance combines darkness and atmosphere into a four-song epic heavy metal triumph. As bandmates in Chicago metal outfits Professor Emeritus and Moros Nyx, guitarist/vocalist MP and drummer Rusty often found themselves in the downtime of these bands consuming music that had nothing to do with the projects they were working on. The two men would do more than just listen to music — they discussed it, examined it and lived it, taking in the sounds of metal bands such as Bathory, Amorphis, Atlantean Kodex and Rotting Christ, as well as more acoustic-driven music such as Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, and unsung Canadian folk artist Stan Rogers. Change loomed on the horizon once the songwriting for the follow-up to Moros Nyx’s 2016 Revolution Street debut began. The songs started to take on a darker and more aggressive form, thereby capturing the atmosphere of its creators’ lives. The decision was then made to shelve Moros Nyx’s second album and start a brand-new band, Fer De Lance. After asking Smoulder guitarist Collin Wolf to join, the group embarked on the recording process for what would become their debut EP, Colossus. Recorded in July and October 2019 at Altered States Studio in Chicago with producer/engineer Matt Russell (Satan’s Hollow, Moros Nyx, Midnight Dice), Colossus is a rare-sounding American-meets-European metal meld that virtually defies description while bringing something to the table for any and all metal fan. Inspired in part by MP’s living and wintering in Newfoundland, Canada, the four songs on Colossus, while simple on the surface, are stocked with acoustic guitars, searing guitar licks, the rumble of drums, and the impassioned vocal delivery of MP.

 

 

TERMINATION SHOCK

Band:TRAVELER
Album:TERMINATION SHOCK
Label:GATES OF HELL RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:HEAVY METAL

Highly anticipated second album from Canadian true metal merchants! Just over a year after the release of their successful debut self-titled album, Calgary s Traveler has returned with the high-voltage Termination Shock! The buzz on Calgary s Traveler reverberated throughout the international metal community in 2019. Their self-titled debut album quickly caught fire upon its release, with fans mesmerized by the band s patented blend of old-school riffing, rafter-reaching vocals and dueling lead guitars. Traveler also proved their worth in the live arena, actively playing dates in their native Canada, the United States and also delivering the goods to rapturous European audiences, in particular, a well-received spot on Germany s Keep It True festival. Realizing that now was the right time to strike for the ever-important album number two, Traveler has returned in 2020 with Termination Shock. Tracked during the latter months of 2019 and early 2020 by producer Jan Loncick, Termination Shock captures Traveler in full stride, their indomitable blend of early speed metal theatrics and classic metal know-how fleshed out even more thanks to the bevy of ideas from founding member and primary songwriter Matt Ries. Ries admits he approached Termination Shock the same way he did for Traveler s first demo with no expectations, simply writing for the pure sake of enjoyment. Ries spent the better part of 2019 assembling the tracks for Termination Shock, fine-tuning the songs right up until Traveler hit the studio. However, Ries had some additional help this time vocalist Jean-Pierre Abboud wrote lyrics to every song but one, bassist Dave Arnold contributed a song from his previous band, Striker, and JP Fortin of Deaf Dealer gifted Traveler with a composition of his own. Termination Shock benefits from more variety in Traveler s arsenal the album features some of the band s fastest songs to date, complemented by an array of mid-tempo juggernauts and even some more progressive-leaning arrangements. The album title provided by Arnold laid the foundation for Abboud s elaborate science-fiction storytelling, while cover artist Dylan Barstad once again perfectly illustrated Traveler s world. An album that will meet the demand in every way: more speed, more solos, more harmonies and more blistering vocals, Termination Shock shows that Traveler has no intention of succumbing to the sophomore slump. TRACKLIST 1. Shaded Mirror 2. Termination Shock 3. Foreverman 4. Diary of a Maiden 5. STK 6. After the Future 7. Deepspace 8. Terra Exodus

 

 

TERMINATION SHOCK

Band:TRAVELER
Album:TERMINATION SHOCK
Label:GATES OF HELL RECORDS
Format:LP
Genre:HEAVY METAL

Highly anticipated second album from Canadian true metal merchants! Just over a year after the release of their successful debut self-titled album, Calgary’s Traveler has returned with the high-voltage Termination Shock! The buzz on Calgary’s Traveler reverberated throughout the international metal community in 2019. Their self-titled debut album quickly caught fire upon its release, with fans mesmerized by the band’s patented blend of old-school riffing, rafter-reaching vocals and dueling lead guitars. Traveler also proved their worth in the live arena, actively playing dates in their native Canada, the United States and also delivering the goods to rapturous European audiences, in particular, a well-received spot on Germany’s Keep It True festival. Realizing that now was the right time to strike for the ever-important album number two, Traveler has returned in 2020 with Termination Shock. Tracked during the latter months of 2019 and early 2020 by producer Jan Loncick, Termination Shock captures Traveler in full stride, their indomitable blend of early speed metal theatrics and classic metal know-how fleshed out even more thanks to the bevy of ideas from founding member and primary songwriter Matt Ries. Ries admits he approached Termination Shock the same way he did for Traveler’s first demo — with no expectations, simply writing for the pure sake of enjoyment. Ries spent the better part of 2019 assembling the tracks for Termination Shock, fine-tuning the songs right up until Traveler hit the studio. However, Ries had some additional help this time — vocalist Jean-Pierre Abboud wrote lyrics to every song but one, bassist Dave Arnold contributed a song from his previous band, Striker, and JP Fortin of Deaf Dealer gifted Traveler with a composition of his own. Termination Shock benefits from more variety in Traveler’s arsenal — the album features some of the band’s fastest songs to date, complemented by an array of mid-tempo juggernauts and even some more progressive-leaning arrangements. The album title — provided by Arnold — laid the foundation for Abboud’s elaborate science-fiction storytelling, while cover artist Dylan Barstad once again perfectly illustrated Traveler’s world. An album that will meet the demand in every way: more speed, more solos, more harmonies and more blistering vocals, Termination Shock shows that Traveler has no intention of succumbing to the sophomore slump.

 

 

Mach Ii

Band:ROAD WARRIOR
Album:Mach Ii
Label:GATES OF HELL
Format:CD
Genre:HEAVY METAL

Uncompromising traditional metal from the rough Australian terrain! On their second studio album Mach II, Australian metal tyrants push traditional metal forward with fist-clenching manliness while remaining true to the past. Road Warrior bassist/vocalist Denimal Blake is a songwriter by trade, metalhead at heart and proud purveyor of metaphor. When discussing his manner of collecting songwriting ideas for the band s second album, Mach II, he envisioned himself as a massive, ancient dragon, perched atop a giant stockpile of precious riffs, jealously guarding each and every one, no matter how tarnished and old. Through the age-old process of riff elimination and songwriting maturation, Mach II was born, an album that brings forth more of everything from Road Warrior s sonic arsenal in comparison to their 2018 Power debut: More melodies, more guitar harmonies, more solos and more vocals. In fact, the word more was thrown about so much that Blake joked the album should have been called More II instead of Mach II. Mach II, though, is fitting since it is a more sophisticated offering than its predecessor. Recorded at Against the Grain Studios in Adelaide, South Australia with producer Andy Kite, Mach II is the sound of a band maturing while remaining true to its traditional heavy metal roots, walking the proverbial tightrope in trying to preserve the past while attempting to push forward into less-chartered territory. The album with the exception of Fox Devils Wild rests largely in swaggering, barrel-chested mid-tempo, fist-banging terrain, a space previously occupied by greats such as Crimson Glory and Savatage, benefitting from the classic metal-tinged guitar playing of Ben Overdryve Newsome and rock-solid timekeeping of drummer Dillon Villon. On Mach II, Blake and company tackle themes such as ancient gods, freemasons, the collapse of civility, warrior castes and regicide, all with the notion of balancing content with sing-ability, one of the album s defining traits thanks to Blake s street-tough, but melodious vocals. ( Trying to sing a pre-written piece of poetry over a song can often be like trying to push a marshmallow into a coin slot, he jokes.) Even with such a balancing act, Road Warrior transcends 1980s retro metal mongering with a firm, stout degree of attitude and defiance, rarely heard in the traditional metal scene. Ultimately, there is an underlying element of tongue-in-cheek within Road Warrior s music. In the mind of Blake and his bandmates, everything serious and even threatening should be discounted as a product of the grand jest of life. After all, humor weakens the enemy and girds the will of free men. TRACKLIST 1. Tonight s the Night 2. Fox Devils Wild 3. Fiends Behind The Scenes 4. Thunder n Fighting 5. The Diamond Forge 6. Nocturnal Arrest 7. Wired 8. Rest for the Wicked

 

 

Mach Ii

Band:ROAD WARRIOR
Album:Mach Ii
Label:GATES OF HELL
Format:LP
Genre:HEAVY METAL

Uncompromising traditional metal from the rough Australian terrain! On their second studio album Mach II, Australian metal tyrants push traditional metal forward with fist-clenching manliness while remaining true to the past. Road Warrior bassist/vocalist Denimal Blake is a songwriter by trade, metalhead at heart and proud purveyor of metaphor. When discussing his manner of collecting songwriting ideas for the band’s second album, Mach II, he envisioned himself as a massive, ancient dragon, perched atop a giant stockpile of precious riffs, jealously guarding each and every one, no matter how tarnished and old. Through the age-old process of riff elimination and songwriting maturation, Mach II was born, an album that brings forth “more” of everything from Road Warrior’s sonic arsenal in comparison to their 2018 Power debut: More melodies, more guitar harmonies, more solos and more vocals. In fact, the word “more” was thrown about so much that Blake joked the album should have been called More II instead of Mach II. Mach II, though, is fitting since it is a more sophisticated offering than its predecessor. Recorded at Against the Grain Studios in Adelaide, South Australia with producer Andy Kite, Mach II is the sound of a band maturing while remaining true to its traditional heavy metal roots, walking the proverbial tightrope in trying to preserve the past while attempting to push forward into less-chartered territory. The album — with the exception of “Fox Devils Wild” — rests largely in swaggering, barrel-chested mid-tempo, fist-banging terrain, a space previously occupied by greats such as Crimson Glory and Savatage, benefitting from the classic metal-tinged guitar playing of Ben “Overdryve” Newsome and rock-solid timekeeping of drummer Dillon “Villon.”

 

 

SPECTRAL DEVASTATION

Band:SOLICITOR
Album:SPECTRAL DEVASTATION
Label:GATES OF HELL
Format:CD
Genre:HEAVY METAL

Breakneck, uncompromising speed metal from the Pacific Northwest! On their first studio album, Spectral Devastation, Sölicitör takes a no-holds-barred approach to create several future speed metal anthems! The future is fast. Keep it nasty, keep it mean. Such are the words from Sölicitör frontwoman Amy Lee Carlson, encapsulating the fireball that is their first full-length studio album, Spectral Devastation. Since their 2018 formation, the Seattle-based band has been honing their speed/thrash hybrid to be dynamic and unpredictable. As such, their take-no-prisoners, almost ruthless approach pays dividends across Spectral Devastation, an album that builds upon their well-received debut EP 2019 and casts them as one of America s most exciting new speedsters. Recorded in late 2019 and early 2020 at Hangar 12 Studios with Cody J. Brumlow, Sölicitör found themselves under the gun to complete the album. By virtue of regular show/tour obligations, travel time between Portland and Seattle, as well as a snowstorm that locked the band out of the studio for several days, the members of Sölicitör (completed by the guitar tandem of Matthew Vogan and Patrick Fry, bassist Damon Cleary-Erickson and drummer Johann Waymire) threw the proverbial caution to the wind when completing the tracking for Spectral Devastation instead of spending countless hours overthinking arrangements, they trusted their gut instincts. This condensed timeframe allowed Sölicitör to emerge with an album that goes in several different directions while remaining true to the band s speed metal foundation. Spectral Devastation catches Sölicitör sharpening some of the elements that were developed on EP 2019: dual guitar harmonies, double-tracked vocal melodies, gang vocals and dynamic drum beats, while further incorporating darker, more melodic guitars while maintaining their trademark speed and technicality. But rather than immediately be put into a box with their sound, Sölicitör took the early opportunity to spread its sonic wings by utilizing cleaner guitars that are found on what could be the closest thing to a ballad the band will ever write. Out front is Carlson, who, throughout Spectral Devastation, pushes the limit of her upper-register, bringing forth call-and-response harmonies in Betrayer as well as the album s undisputed anthem, Terminal Force. The album s lyrical scope is best represented in Spectres of War, where gang vocals shout War, famine, pestilence, death empire's fall, now draw your last breath! It is a lasting reminder that Sölicitör is capable of delivering metal with great hooks and catchy choruses that will elicit whip-lashing and headbanging. And, one last thing: Speed kills. TRACKLIST 1. Blood Revelations 2. Betrayer 3. The Red Queen 4. Leathür Streets 5. Night Vision 6. Terminal Race 7. Spectres of War 8. Grip of the Fist

 

 

SPECTRAL DEVASTATION

Band:SOLICITOR
Album:SPECTRAL DEVASTATION
Label:GATES OF HELL
Format:LP
Genre:HEAVY METAL

Breakneck, uncompromising speed metal from the Pacific Northwest! On their first studio album, Spectral Devastation, Sölicitör takes a no-holds-barred approach to create several future speed metal anthems! “The future is fast. Keep it nasty, keep it mean.” Such are the words from Sölicitör frontwoman Amy Lee Carlson, encapsulating the fireball that is their first full-length studio album, Spectral Devastation. Since their 2018 formation, the Seattle-based band has been honing their speed/thrash hybrid to be dynamic and unpredictable. As such, their take-no-prisoners, almost ruthless approach pays dividends across Spectral Devastation, an album that builds upon their wellreceived debut EP 2019 and casts them as one of America’s most exciting new speedsters. Recorded in late 2019 and early 2020 at Hangar 12 Studios with Cody J. Brumlow, Sölicitör found themselves under the gun to complete the album. By virtue of regular show/tour obligations, travel time between Portland and Seattle, as well as a snowstorm that locked the band out of the studio for several days, the members of Sölicitör (completed by the guitar tandem of Matthew Vogan and Patrick Fry, bassist Damon Cleary-Erickson and drummer Johann Waymire) threw the proverbial caution to the wind when completing the tracking for Spectral Devastation — instead of spending countless hours overthinking arrangements, they trusted their gut instincts. This condensed timeframe allowed Sölicitör to emerge with an album that goes in several different directions while remaining true to the band’s speed metal foundation. Spectral Devastation catches Sölicitör sharpening some of the elements that were developed on EP 2019: dual guitar harmonies, double-tracked vocal melodies, gang vocals and dynamic drum beats, while further incorporating darker, more melodic guitars while maintaining their trademark speed and technicality. But rather than immediately be put into a box with their sound, Sölicitör took the early opportunity to spread its sonic wings by utilizing cleaner guitars that are found on what could be the closest thing to a ballad the band will ever write. Out front is Carlson, who, throughout Spectral Devastation, pushes the limit of her upper-register, bringing forth call-and-response harmonies in “Betrayer” as well as the album’s undisputed anthem, “Terminal Force.” The album’s lyrical scope is best represented in “Spectres of War,” where gang vocals shout “War, famine, pestilence, death — empire's fall, now draw your last breath!” It is a lasting reminder that Sölicitör is capable of delivering metal with great hooks and catchy choruses that will elicit whip-lashing and headbanging. And, one last thing: Speed kills.

 

 

WRITTEN IN WATERS

Band:VED BUENS ENDE
Album:WRITTEN IN WATERS
Label:SOULSELLER RECORDS
Format:2LP
Genre:AVANTGARDE METAL

Limited edition re-issue of the cult 1995 avant-garde album on gatefold grey double vinyl! Ved Buens Ende existed for some years in the mid nineties and besides one demo the album Written in waters was their only weapon of choice. A stand-alone classic and absolute unique album, not only due to the unusual mix of jazz influenced sections and aggressive black metal blast beats and vocals. Crafted by masterminds Carl-Michael Eide (Virus, Aura Noir,etc), Skoll (Arcturus,Ulver) and Vicotnik (Dodheimsgard a.o.) Written in waters is considered an absolute classic from back in the Norwegian days. TRACK LISTING 1. I sang for the swans 07:01 2. You, that may wither 04:54 3. It's magic 05:25 4. Den saakaldte 08:49 5. Carrier of wounds 07:40 6. Coiled in wings 07:04 7. Autumn leaves 05:07 8. Remembrance of things past 08:54 9. To swarm deserted away 02:14

 

 

TIMAEUS

Band:KHORA
Album:TIMAEUS
Label:SOULSELLER RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:EXTREME METAL

Started as a one-man project by Oleg in 2012-2013 with the first demo in 2016, after which Kranos joined on vocals and Lars joined on bass, both helping shape the core line-up of Khôra. Khôra strives to manifest the limits of Extreme Metal and produce both ethereal and ferocious tunes. Timaeus is a carefully-crafted album which consists of black metal to death metal to symphonic and progressive elements. It was recorded from 2017-2019 and follows the theme of the creation of the universe by 3 omnipotent entities, loosely based on Plato s dialogue of the same name. Features L.E. Måløy of Dødheimsgard and guest appearances from members of Finntroll, And Oceans and many more! TRACK LISTING 01 Aether 02 Noceo 03 l'Annihilateur 04 Harvesting Stars 05 De Vetus Ad Novum 06 Roe Too Noo (Flow Of The Mind) 07 Sempiternal 08 Existence 09 The Purge 10 The Occultation Of Time 11 Void

 

 

TIMAEUS

Band:KHORA
Album:TIMAEUS
Label:SOULSELLER RECORDS
Format:LP
Genre:EXTREME METAL

Black vinyl version limited to 300 units worldwide! Started as a one‐man project by Oleg in 2012‐2013 with the first demo in 2016, after which Kranos joined on vocals and Lars joined on bass, both helping shape the core line‐up of Khôra. Khôra strives to manifest the limits of Extreme Metal and produce both ethereal and ferocious tunes. Timaeus is a carefully‐crafted album which consists of black metal to death metal to symphonic and progressive elements. It was recorded from 2017‐2019 and follows the theme of the creation of the universe by 3 omnipotent entities, loosely based on Plato’s dialogue of the same name. Features L.E. Måløy of Dødheimsgard and guest appearances from members of Finntroll, And Oceans and many more!

 

 

GOD ON THE RUN

Band:HELLFREAKS, THE
Album:GOD ON THE RUN
Label:SUNNY BASTARDS
Format:CD
Genre:PUNK/METAL/HARDCORE

The Hellfreaks started 10 years ago as a female fronted Psychobilly & Surf act. With their 3rd release they start to break out from these genre, combining their kickin ass Rock-Music with different styles to other subcultures and start touring on festivals all over the world. Now with “God on the Run” Shaky Sue is back with her Hellfreaks and a new bombastic sound mastered by Tom Waltz A great mixture of female fronted Punk meets Riot Rock/ Hardcore & Metal (& still some Psycho) for all the lads who hate confessions and being normal! We are the kids who go hard, who´ve been through the dark, so watch out!" Here are the Hellfreaks and “God is on the run”…

 

 

GOD ON THE RUN

Band:HELLFREAKS, THE
Album:GOD ON THE RUN
Label:SUNNY BASTARDS
Format:LP
Genre:PUNK/METAL/HARDCORE

The Hellfreaks started 10 years ago as a female fronted Psychobilly & Surf act. With their 3rd release they start to break out from these genre, combining their kickin ass Rock-Music with different styles to other subcultures and start touring on festivals all over the world. Now with “God on the Run” Shaky Sue is back with her Hellfreaks and a new bombastic sound mastered by Tom Waltz A great mixture of female fronted Punk meets Riot Rock/ Hardcore & Metal (& still some Psycho) for all the lads who hate confessions and being normal! We are the kids who go hard, who´ve been through the dark, so watch out!" Here are the Hellfreaks and “God is on the run”… The luxury LP-Edition is limited to 500 copies in 5 different colors, 180gr. Vinyl inside out Chromograph-Cover, A1 Poster, Inlay & Download-Code!

 

 

AMPUTATE CORPORATE ART

Band:K., THE
Album:AMPUTATE CORPORATE ART
Label:JAUNEORANGE
Format:CD
Genre:ROCK/NOISE ROCK

The K. is a Belgian rock band from Liège, influenced by the best that ‘90s indie-rock bands ever gave us, carrying that sound and work ethic further into the nillies. With a new line up and a brand new killer album “Amputate Corporate Art” the band perfectly fits te row of modern acts as Idles, Show Me The Body, Girl Band and Pissed Jeans to name a few. Merging noise-rock with a great taste for pop melodies makes their greatest force. Those who grew up on Nirvana, Sonic Youth, or early Foo Fighters will certainly recognize their influence and knows now their artistic legacy is in good hands with The K. Throughout they years The K. became an established example for their musical companions in the flourishing Liège scene. Leading the way in bridging the gap towards national recognition, extensively touring Europe, and setting the bar that made hyper-intense rock concerts a typical Belgian trademark. After a hiatus of three years the band has now returned. On their new album recorded by Tim De Gieter (Amenra, Brutus,...), the band shows it’s true nature. Sebastien von Landau offers the record a voice with personality and playful guitar work. Their newest member - Danger Mertz - brought a new dimension to the band, solid bass riffs. In the back they still got Sigfried Burroughs, delivering the necessary heavy-handed rock drums. Add a bag full of hooks and ... That all just reeks of excitement!

 

 

AMPUTATE CORPORATE ART

Band:K., THE
Album:AMPUTATE CORPORATE ART
Label:JAUNEORANGE
Format:LP
Genre:ROCK/NOISE ROCK

The K. is a Belgian rock band from Liège, influenced by the best that ‘90s indie-rock bands ever gave us, carrying that sound and work ethic further into the nillies. With a new line up and a brand new killer album “Amputate Corporate Art” the band perfectly fits te row of modern acts as Idles, Show Me The Body, Girl Band and Pissed Jeans to name a few. Merging noise-rock with a great taste for pop melodies makes their greatest force. Those who grew up on Nirvana, Sonic Youth, or early Foo Fighters will certainly recognize their influence and knows now their artistic legacy is in good hands with The K. Throughout they years The K. became an established example for their musical companions in the flourishing Liège scene. Leading the way in bridging the gap towards national recognition, extensively touring Europe, and setting the bar that made hyper-intense rock concerts a typical Belgian trademark. After a hiatus of three years the band has now returned. On their new album recorded by Tim De Gieter (Amenra, Brutus,...), the band shows it’s true nature. Sebastien von Landau offers the record a voice with personality and playful guitar work. Their newest member - Danger Mertz - brought a new dimension to the band, solid bass riffs. In the back they still got Sigfried Burroughs, delivering the necessary heavy-handed rock drums. Add a bag full of hooks and ... That all just reeks of excitement!

 

 

MURDER IN THE GRAVEYARD

Band:SCREAMING LORD SUTCH
Album:MURDER IN THE GRAVEYARD
Label:FURY RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:ROCK/HORROR/ROCK N ROLL

Here we have Screaming Lord Sutch backed by the 60’s band The Undertakers. This was recorded ‘live’ at the 2nd Big Rumble Weekender in Hemsby, Norfolk in 1990. Special Horror effects have been added by Lord Sutch to add the spooky atmosphere.

 

 

SIDE BY SIDE

Band:Absolva
Album:SIDE BY SIDE
Label:ROCKSECTOR RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

The 5th studio album by this British melodic metal band. With exceptional front coverart by Star Wars / Iron Maiden illustrator. The band features Luke Appleton of ICED EARTH, together with his brother Chris Appleton plus Martin Mcnee & Karl Scramm, all 3 of whom are current members of BLAZE BAYLEY (Iron Maiden singer 1994-1999). TRACK LISTING 1. Advocate Your Fate 2. Burning Star 3. The Sky s Your Limit 4. Side by Side 5. Living a Lie 6. Legion 7. Eternal Soul 8. End of Days 9. Heart Lets Go 10. From This World 11. Two Minutes to Midnight (Bonus track / Iron Maiden cover) 12. Heaven and Hell (Bonus track / Black Sabbath cover)

 

 

FIFTH

Band:FIFTH NEWHEAVY
Album:FIFTH
Label:NATIVE
Format:CD
Genre:ALTERNATIVE/INDIE

Japanese Import ~ First album from Fifth NewHeavy brings an Industrial electro guitar driven swirling mass of pure energy and delight. A band that are causing a massive response right across the world. Currently touring Japan, Korea and Taiwan. For Fans of NIN

 

 

YOU NEED TO KNOW FROM THE SEVEN

Band:FIFTH NEWHEAVY
Album:YOU NEED TO KNOW FROM THE SEVEN
Label:NATIVE
Format:CD
Genre:ALTERNATIVE/INDIE

Japanese Import ~ Third album from Fifth NewHeavy brings an Industrial electro guitar driven swirling mass of pure energy and delight. A band that are causing a massive response right across the world. Currently touring Japan, Korea and Taiwan. For Fans of NIN

 

 

PANOPTICISM: BELONG/BE LOST

Band:FEED THEM DEATH
Album:PANOPTICISM: BELONG/BE LOST
Label:I, VOIDHANGER RECORDS
Format:CDD
Genre:AVANT-GRIND/DEATH GRIND

A solo project by Void, founding member of ANTROPOFAGUS back in 1996 and mastermind behind their seminal full-length “No Waste of Flesh” (1999), FEED THEM DEATH are ready to push the boundaries of extreme metal with their sophomore release. “Panopticism: Belong / Be Lost” is a brilliant example of avant-grind music that expands the band's death/grind roots by incorporating the heaviness of the sludgiest doom, the dark misanthropic speed of black metal, and the most hurtful and disturbing frequencies of drone music together with other experimental noise elements, thus reshaping FEED THEM DEATH's extreme music proposal into something uniquely sick, obscure and avant-garde.

 

 

THROUGH DOORS OF MOONLIGHT

Band:AT THE ALTAR OF THE HORNED GOD
Album:THROUGH DOORS OF MOONLIGHT
Label:I, VOIDHANGER RECORDS
Format:CDD
Genre:RITUALISTIC BLACK METAL

Conceived by sole member Heolstor (MYSTAGOS) as an ode to Nature, Spain's AT THE ALTAR OF THE HORNED GOD bring together the black metal primitivism of ARCKANUM, the ritualistic atmospheres of URFAUST and the fascinating elegance of DEAD CAN DANCE and FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM. "Through Doors of Moonlight" is the project's first emission: a collection of dark hymns, nocturnal chants and pagan prayers addressed to Pan, Cernunnos, Bacchus and other ancient divinities that guided humanity in times before time. “The album is a summoning ritual to the Cloven One, the One With Horns,” Heolstor explains; “a supplication for him to take our hands and lead us in an ecstatic journey down the River of Oneness, across the Many-Layered Earth.” Although the music of AT THE ALTAR OF THE HORNED GOD is mostly slow and meditative, there are bursts of violence and unbridled fury, as a storm crossing a peaceful meadow. Organically mixing elements of black metal, ambient, gothic rock and religious music, Heolstor induces the listener into a permanent state of dark trance, a sublime vertigo. The songs burn like sacred incenses altering the senses, while the curtains of our miserable reality crumble under psychedelic blows revealing the world of magic that surrounds us. And with it, our true scope: to pursue freedom and the fullness of being, in harmony with Nature.

 

 

WISDOM OF THE GRAVE

Band:OBLIVION GATE
Album:WISDOM OF THE GRAVE
Label:ATMF
Format:CDD
Genre:AVANTGARDE/FUNERAL DOOM

Although a seemingly new name, OBLIVION GATE is the work of restless visionary Matron Thorn, mastermind of Benighted in Sodom, Ævangelist, and countless other projects. At the beginning of 2019, Thorn began OBLIVION GATE to exorcise yet more demons – or summon them, perhaps – and digitally released two EPs. Wisdom of the Grave came second, and contained four dense, towering tracks. Now, with two additional brand-new songs, Wisdom of the Grave has become an album, finally and fully introducing OBLIVION GATE on a grand scale. Macabre dense visions of death and despair, poisoning the air, gradually suffocating those who dare to enter the OBLIVION GATE: this is one but one way to heed the Wisdom of the Grave. In another, immediately apparent is the distinctively dread-drenched touch of Matron Thorn; heaving, harrowing soundwalls build around the listener in a most suffocating fashion, impossibly thick and shockingly naked simultaneously. Neither strictly black metal nor doom nor industrial nor darkwave, OBLIVION GATE’s veil of desperation defies easy categorization, instead utilizing all sonic/spiritual aspects of melancholy. Those sick feelings soon turn into self-afflicting consciousness of the dominant darkness, pervading the cosmos. In the truest sense of the phrase, Wisdom of the Grave… With this expanded edition, ATMF hereby invites you to the theatrical manifestation of your own dissolution.

 

 

ITIMA

Band:TITAAN
Album:ITIMA
Label:ATMF
Format:CDD
Genre:Black Metal

It was but 2016 when TITAAN emerged from virtual/literal obscurity with its debut album, Kadingir, for ATMF. The work of one Lalartu, with no warning whatsoever, TITAAN here created a towering monument to black metal’s most barbaric and avant-garde extremes. Kadingir existed on both tangibly physical and spiritual planes, thoroughly engrossing the listener with a miasmic, multi-layered experience. So monomaniacal was its minimalism but embellished with rhythmic and atmospheric elements no “normal” black metal band would ever attempt, TITAAN challenged the status quo in a most daring fashion. Not for nothing is Kadingir regarded as a modern classic in some corners.

 

 

EXILE

Band:KULL
Album:EXILE
Label:BLACK LION RECORDS
Format:LP
Genre:BLACK METAL SYMPHONIC

Limited gold-colored vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Born in the shadow of the brooding Yorkshire hills, Kull was forged by members of Dyscaphia and the barbarian metal kings themselves, the mighty Bal-Sagoth. Building on the musical tradition already established in the Maudling's back-catalog. Originally planned as the seventh Bal Sagoth album, but as it is this is the debut of Kull album # 1.

 

 

BORN SUFFER DIE

Band:SACRED SIN
Album:BORN SUFFER DIE
Label:LUSITANIAN MUSIC
Format:CDD
Genre:Death Metal

SACRED SIN The portuguese four piece death metal band - after their 2017 highly acclaimed return studio album «Grotesque Destructo Art» - have announced their new EP, titled «Born Suffer Die», which will be released worldwide in April 2020. Constantly evolving throughout its already released eight albums, this Portuguese band has been hammering various stages since 1993, leaving a lasting impression on spectators’ minds. «Born Suffer Die» is the predecessor of their upcoming full length

 

 

TRANSCENDENCE

Band:BORN IN EXILE
Album:TRANSCENDENCE
Label:ART GATES RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:CONTEMPORARY PROGRESSIVE METAL

Born in Exile is a Contemporary Progressive Metal act leaded by the charismatic vocalist Kris Vega, fomed in 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. The sound of the band consists in resounding rhythms, impossible solos, basic riffs, progressive influences, fierce hooks, an impressive staging and furious vocals alsmot reaching the growl and touching the sky. After releasing their debut album "Drizzle of Cosmos" and the outstanding response from the specialized press, Born in Exile toured all over Spain, including the well known Rock Fest Barcelona (welcoming an audience of more than 70.000 souls). The new album "Transcendence" of the band consists in an evolution of Born in Exile's sound, taking all band members skills several steps beyond. “Transcendence” will be released wordlwide February 21st of 2020 through Art Gates Records.

 

 

OF FIRE AND ASHES PT.2

Band:THRID GRADE, THE
Album:OF FIRE AND ASHES PT.2
Label:ART GATES RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Progressive Metal

The Third Grade is a Progressive Metal band with a very personal vision of music. The outfit combines different influences of Heavy Metal, Symphonic Metal and Progressive with a great harmonic and vocal work that results in the unique sound of The Third Grade. The lyrics, which explore stories and deep feelings, complete the atmosphere that their music creates. With their participation in different progressive metal national festivals (Chu Fast Prog, 2015; Tótum Revolútum, 2016), The Third Grade makes clear that one of its strengths is the live show, in which the full potential of the band brings out and offers an impeccable performance. After releasing their successful latest EP, “Of Fire and Ashes Pt.1 “ (2017) , The Third Grade is ready to release the sequel “Of Fire and Ashes Pt. 2” , which will be released worldwide March 20th through Art Gates Records.

 

 

MEDIUM

Band:MEDIUM (ARGENTINA)
Album:MEDIUM
Label:TRANSCENDING OBSCURITY
Format:CDD
Genre:DEATH METAL/CRUST

Rage-fuelled adrenaline junkies MEDIUM give us their own fresh take on the grind/crust style with their self-titled debut. Their approach is not very conventional; there's something unique in the way they blend the best qualities of genres like grind, crust, punk and even death metal and hardcore to make music that's virtually unforgettable. There's palpable energy coursing through the entire album, with each song showcasing a slightly different dimension of the band's own sound. The dark and emotive undercurrent lends to the music a human quality that is not rooted only in aggression like most others in the style; streaks of melodies shimmer through the chaotic blasting parts and leave an indelible effect on you. This is some of the best, honest-to-goodness grind/crust music that you'll come across in this era, and the most commendable part of it all is that this is from a band from Argentina trying their best to make a mark - the talent is undeniable but the effort and intent is exceptional.

 

 

ACTS OF REPENTANCE

Band:WARDAEMONIC (AUSTRALIA)
Album:ACTS OF REPENTANCE
Label:TRANSCENDING OBSCURITY
Format:CDD
Genre:Black Metal

Australian black metal force WARDAEMONIC return with the mightiest album of their career. They've gone from strength to strength and on the new album they've even incorporated slower, dissonant parts that work brilliantly when contrasted with their trademark blasting music. This is top-shelf black metal that's uncompromising and steely in its approach, backed with enough experience to make this memorable and also intriguing enough to keep coming back to it for more. This is superbly executed, timeless form of black metal that melds sounds associated with it into one epic, powerful expression that can be deemed quintessential. 'Acts of Repentance' gets more elaborate as it progresses, first pummelling the listener into submission and then casting a spell with their transcendental progressions. This is among the finest albums to come out of Australia and is sure to go down as a landmark album for the unheralded band.

 

 

BLESSED BY EMBERS

Band:DRAKONIS
Album:BLESSED BY EMBERS
Label:HOSTILE MEDIA
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Northern Irish black metal outfit Drakonis have unveiled details for the much anticipated forthcoming record Blessed By Embers, following up on great acclaim garnered from their more recent concept work, late 2017’s The Great Miasma. Their debut full length is a story driven concept spanning eight songs. Each taking us through a different chapter following the rise and fall of a charismatic cult leader, who allows darkness and fire to shape and purify his followers, ‘The Wretched’ Initially formed under the working ‘Order of Shadow’ (at the time including Gareth Murdock of Alestorm), Drakonis has been an ongoing project for many years, featuring Saul McMichael and Lee McCartney of pagan metal veterans, Waylander. The band remained a studio project until 2015, when a line up was assembled to take things to the live arena. Over the past 5 years the band has brought not just extreme metal to the live circuit, but a highly visual experience. Armed with corpse paint, blood, skulls, spikes, chainmail and live orchestral samples, the band’s entire energy revolves around the live stage show, and will only grow in scale as the band evolves.

 

 

CONCRETE REALMS OF PAIN

Band:CASKETS OPEN
Album:CONCRETE REALMS OF PAIN
Label:NINE RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:DOOM METAL

Although their spectrum of influences is wide, Helsinki's Caskets Open still identify themselves as a doom metal band. Top-notch crushing heavy metal riffs and hardcore punk bursts are sewn together with their trademark DIY blue collar approach and innovative songwriting. Their fourth full-length album "Concrete Realms of Pain" is a 46 minutes long testament of a band in its prime. Caskets Open was formed in the small and desolate town of Keuruu in 2007, but has been based in Helsinki for over ten years already. The band operates as a power trio that's stripped down of everything unnecessary but still creates a massive sound. Throughout the years Caskets has warmed up the stage for bands like Church of Misery, Wolves In The Throne Room and Primitive Man for example.

 

 

FOREST OF CHAOS

Band:RED DEAD
Album:FOREST OF CHAOS
Label:GREAT DANE RECORDS
Format:CDD
Genre:OLD-SCHOOL DEATH METAL

Second act for the French band, RED DEAD. Powerful, square, old school, death seeming straight out of the depths of the ages but damn it! How good it feels! No outrageous technique, no unnecessary demonstration! Efficiency, pugnacity, sagacity, these are the key words of this hellish fire!

 

 

PLANET CHAOS

Band:CARCARIASS
Album:PLANET CHAOS
Label:GREAT DANE RECORDS
Format:CDD
Genre:MELODIC TECHNICAL DEATH METAL

"Planet Chaos" marks the return to business of CARCARIASS, legends of the French Technical Death Metal scene. No less than 13 tracks with a surgical precision are offered to us here for nearly 70 minutes overflowing with racy melodies, ultra-catchy rhythms and always this avalanche of bright and cosmic leads of which only Pascal Lanquetin has the secret. 19 years and 5 albums later, the combo remains the master in the matter.

 

 

SPACE

Band:XPLORER4
Album:SPACE
Label:M & O MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:WORLD METAL

Since 2004, the Xplorer4 shuttle land on stages with his Melodic World Métal. It’s in 2007 that the first CD comes out and 2017 for the second one CD (Xploration) instrumental.Then in 2018with a brand new line up withThierry Pontet (Gtr), Joel Thibaudeau (vocal), Phil Arnaud (drums) and Laurent Beteille (Bass), the band open for Michael Lee Firkins in Marseille, play for the Gazoline days in Port Barcares and Giants of Rock in Aigues Mortes. A third album « Space Xplorer4 » come out in november 2019 and Xplorer4 go on tour in the north passing by Orleans and Paris.

 

 

OMINOUS BLACK

Band:TRAUMA
Album:OMINOUS BLACK
Label:SELFMADEGOD
Format:CD
Genre:METAL/DEATH METAL

Anxiously anticipated 8th full length of this long running death metal band from Poland. Recorded at the band's very own Traumatic Sound Studio in Elblag, Poland. Mixed and mastered in world famous Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated, Hate, Hour Of Penance, Beheaded...). Cover art by renowned Polish artist Mariusz Lewandowski (Abigail Williams, Bell Witch, Psycroptic, Shrine of the Serpent, Atlantean Kodex, False, Sepulcher, Xenobiotic...). TRAUMA is one of Poland's oldest and most experienced death metal bands. A must have for fans of Slayer, early Pestilence, Morbid Angel, Gorefest, Hate Eternal, Nevermore, Nile, Vital Remains, Master, Krabathor, Asphyx...

 

 

DEGREES OF ISOLATION

Band:BANISHER
Album:DEGREES OF ISOLATION
Label:SELFMADEGOD
Format:CD
Genre:METAL/DEATH METAL

The fourth full length of Polish death metal act Banisher. 8 new songs totaling forty minutes of brutal and technical death metal. "Degrees Of Isolation" appears to be the most diverse, mature, and both musically and technically advanced album the band have ever captured. Recommended if you like Decapitated, Suffocation, Hate Eternal, Pestilence, Death, The Faceless, Cryptopsy. The lineup including members and ex-members of Decapitated, Belphegor, Vital Remains, Hate, Redemptor, and Shodan. Cover art by Łukasz Jaszak (Decapitated, Blood Red Throne, Vomitory, Volturyon).

 

 

THE THIRD PERSPECTIVE

Band:AZURE EMOTE
Album:THE THIRD PERSPECTIVE
Label:SELFMADEGOD
Format:CD
Genre:METAL/DEATH METAL

The third full length of this US-based band led by Mike Hrubovcak known from Hypoxia, Monstrosity, Vile, Nader Sadek, Divine Rapture, Abraxas, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, XXX Maniak. Avantgarde death metal! AZURE EMOTE unleashes a sonic masterpiece of musical devastation. The band's tertiary offering is an invigorating acid trip of extreme avant-garde metal that transcends conventional boundaries. Both puzzling and poetic, AZURE EMOTE's elaborate music paints an abstract picture of existential nihilism, while progressing even further then their previous two albums in both musicianship and ingenuity. Step outside the proverbial "box" and listen from a fresh perspective (The Third Perspective), AZURE EMOTE's darkest and most powerful opus to date! For fans of Arcturus, Enslaved, Edge of Sanity, Negura Bunget, The Project Hate, Ne Obliviscaris, Atheist, Unexpect, Thy Catafalque, Thy Disease.

 

 

CEREBRAL CHRONICLES

Band:CEREBRAL ENGORGEMENT
Album:CEREBRAL CHRONICLES
Label:GORE HOUSE PRODUCTIONS
Format:LP
Genre:DEATH METAL/BRUTAL DEATH METAL

Northern California Slam Machine, Cerebral Engorgement is back with their long awaited 5th studio album, 'Cerebral Chronicles'. The highly anticipated follow up to the 2013 release, "Gastrointestinal Bleeding". 'Cerebral Chronicles' delivers ten new slam infested tracks of menacing guttural brutality and blasting decimation; showcasing Cerebral Engorgement's most menacing album to date. The 26-minute Slam Avalanche features album art by Pedro Sena (Analepsy, Ingested, Putrid Pile), and was recorded, mixed and mastered by Mike Simon in Tomales, CA between 2015-2018. Vinyl version is limited to 350 units on Transparent Purple Wax

 

 

CANNONS OF GORE SOAKED, BLOOD DRENCHED, PARASITIC SICKNESS

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:CANNONS OF GORE SOAKED, BLOOD DRENCHED, PARASITIC SICKNESS
Label:GORE HOUSE PRODUCTIONS
Format:CD
Genre:DEATH METAL/BRUTAL DEATH METAL

A Freight Train is heading your way; no one can stop it! Twelve new tracks of headbanging, fist-throwing, circle pitting, heaviness, from four top-notch acts from around the globe; Parasitic Ejaculation (US), Party Cannon (UK), Gorevent (JP), Bloodscribe (US) Featuring album art by Andreas Christanetoff of Armaada ART (Acranius, Abominable Putridity, Atoll), "Cannons of Gore..." offers 3 new tracks by each outfit. It's bound to become one of the greatest Split albums, in the underground

 

 

FURY AND MALEVOLENCE

Band:OATH OF DAMNATION
Album:FURY AND MALEVOLENCE
Label:GORE HOUSE PRODUCTIONS
Format:CD
Genre:BLACK METAL/DEATH METAL

Blackened Death Quarter, OATH OF DAMNATION returns with their sophomore offering, Fury and Malevolence . At times symphonic, at times progressive, Fury and Malevolence deliver 7 new tracks of high velocity battering ram of dark Death and Black Metal. For fans of early Dimmu Borgir, Old Mans Child, Graveworm, and more. Featuring album art by Jenglot Hitam, Fury and Malevolence was Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Andy Kite (Hidden Intent, Meth Leppard, Splatterpuss) at Against the Grain Studio, in Adelaide, Australia. TRACK LISTING 1. Imhullu 2. The Abortuary 3. Ardenti Haereticus 4. With Fire And Malevolence 5. To Crack The Earth And Bring Down The Sky 6. In Death's Dominion 7. I Curse Thee, O' Lord!

 

 

Glam Not Slam

Band:ENGUTTURALMENT CEPHALOSLAMECTOMY
Album:Glam Not Slam
Label:GORE HOUSE PRODUCTIONS
Format:CD
Genre:DEATH METAL/BRUTAL DEATH METAL

Slamming brutal death metal trio ENGUTTURALMENT CEPHALOSLAMECTOMY, unleash their first full-length album "Glam Not Slam". The highly anticipated followup to their debut EP, "Glam Not Slam" features 10 tracks of in-your-face slamming guttural sickness. For fans of Abominable Putridity, Cephalotripsy, and Devourment. "Glam Not Slam" features cover art by Gruesome Graphx (Cattle Decapitation, Phalloplasty, Swine Overlord) & was Mixed & Mastered by TsunTsun Productions (Epicardiectomy, Kraanium, Traumatomy).

 

 

HOPELESS

Band:SHADOWS OF CONTEMPT
Album:HOPELESS
Label:COYOTE RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:TECHNICAL BRUTAL DEATH METAL

The band was formed in the spring 2017 by guitarist /vocalist Alexander Sheynin (Back Door To Asylum) and drummer Timur Khabirov (ex – Slaughter For The Daddy). A few months later Pavel Borisov, known for his work with such bands as Rage in Silence and Carnage joined as a bassist. Focused on modern tech death metal sound, mixing fast blastbeats and heavy breakdowns, Shadows Of Contempt released their first EP “In The Circle Of Despair” in september 2017, which received many encouraging reviews. The band started to make live performances with a new member Sergey Juravlev on vocals, while Alexander Sheynin switched to guitar only. With this line-up, SOC played on Coyote Brutal Fest, shared the stage with such bands as Avulsed, Internal Suffering, Posthumous Blasphemer. In may 2019 Shadows Of Contempt entered the studio to record the first LP “Hopeless”. The album contains 10 tracks, while the lyrics focused on society inequality, double standards, totalitarism, concealment of truth.

 

 

PUTRIDARIUM

Band:BOWEL STEW
Album:PUTRIDARIUM
Label:COYOTE RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:BRUTAL GORE GRIND

Bowel Stew was formed in 1996 and play a mixture of Old School Splatter Brutal Death Metal and Goregrind. “Putridarium” is their fourth full length album. 100% fast and brutal Death/Grind to the bone! For fans of blastbeats, brutal guitars, inhuman vocals and gravity blasts!

 

 

FECAL MESS

Band:MEAT CUTTING FLOOR
Album:FECAL MESS
Label:COYOTE RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:GOREGRIND

The grindcore group was founded in Vologda in 2009. Band members:Sokolov Oleg – Vocals, Poddubny Daniil – Guitar, Poddubny Kirill – Bass, Belov Artem – Drums. First demo «Killdozer in Deed» was recored for compilation Goregrind Exhibition in 2011. Full length album «Rectal Quest» was recorded in 2012 in Portal Studio. Also group took part in 4-way split GRIND CUTS in 2018 with Nervous Impulse, Japanische Kampfhörspiele and BRUD. The band had played in a few cities in Russia with such bands as Gutalax, Septicopyemia, Carnivore Diprosopus, The Attack of the Mad Axeman, Katalepsy and others.

 

 


 
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