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Italian FORGOTTEN TOMB finish recording new album


Italian black/doom metallers FORGOTTEN TOMB have finished recording their new album, “We Owe You Nothing”. It will include 6 songs for approx. 40 minutes of music. The album recording-sessions started in December 2016 with drums being tracked at Big Pine Creek studio in Italy, but were abruptly interrupted when Continue reading Italian FORGOTTEN TOMB finish recording new album

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REVIEW: AZARATH – IN EXTREMIS


REVIEW: AZARATH – IN EXTREMIS by Jessica Johnson / Dark Art Conspiracy

Release date: April 7th
Genre: Blackened Death Metal

The newest album of Polish black/death metal tyrants Azarath has the right name. “In Extremis,” meaning “at the point of death” or “under extreme circumstances” in Latin, is a non-stop assault of extreme death metal that takes no prisoners. The anticipated album arrives six long years after its predecessor, “Blasphemers’ Maledictions” (2011).

Azarath was formed almost two decades ago by drummer Inferno (of Behemoth fame), and he is currently accompanied by Bart (Armagedon, Damnation) on guitars, Necrosodom (Anima Damnata, Deus Mortem, ex-Infernal War) on vocals and guitars, as well as Peter (ex-Lost Soul) on bass.

Stylistically, the album is a demonic concoction of death metal influences: Polish extreme death metal with its relentless riffs, ominous melodies and unearthly growls, and old school death with its chaotic, screeching guitar solos the likes of Morbid Angel.

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BLAZE OF PERDITION Announce Details For New Album “Conscious Darkness”


Polish black metallers BLAZE OF PERDITION will release a new album, “Conscious Darkness”, on the 3rd of November via Agonia Records. Crowning a decade of romancing darkness and death, the successor to “Near Death Revelatons” (2015) will feature four new songs with a playing time of approximately 45 minutes.  

BLAZE OF PERDITION solidified their position as one the most interesting young acts of the genre, over the course of three studio albums. In 2013, a tragic road accident took the life of bassist Ikaroz and left vocalist S. and drummer Vizunseverely injured. Through a loss of a friend and a near-death experience, the band found strength to let the feelings deepen into music and record a reflective album, “Near Death Revelations”. The group’s creative yet methodical approach gave birth to a dark, enigmatic unity, that continues to mature and explore the genre more and more, with “Conscious Darkness” being their latest offering.

The recordings of “Conscious Darkness” were completed this June, with final mixes and mastering done at Satanic Audio Studio, and cover artwork drawn by Karmazid. Layout was prepared by Kontamination Design, while I fot. aleksandra burska shot new band photos.

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Tracklist:
1. A Glimpse of God
2. Ashes Remain
3. Weight of the Shadow
4. Detachment Brings Serenity

Upcoming shows:
14.07 – Bolków @ Castle Party Festival (PL)
15.07 – Nyrsko @ Eternal Hate Festival (CZ)
19.08 – Budapest @ Inner Awakening Festival (HUN)
20.10. – Bucharest @ Rites Of The Black Mass (RO)

BLAZE OF PERDITION on-line:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/blazeofperdition

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ORIGIN share ‘Accident And Error’ playthrough video


U.S. death metallers ORIGIN share playthrough video for the track “Accident And Error”, two days before the release of their new album, “Unparalleled Universe”. Watch the band deliver a seamless performance here:

“Unparalleled Universe” will be released on June 30th via Nuclear Blast (North America) and Agonia Records (Rest of the World).

For 20 years, ORIGIN has engaged a full-blown sensory assault of tight, taut, and technical death metal amplified by flashes of grindcore and groove. However, 2017’s “Unparalleled Universe” sees the quartet – Paul Ryan (guitar, vocals), John Longstreth (drums), Mike Flores (bass, vocals), and Jason Keyser (vocals) – strengthen that blueprint with a handful of surprises.

“It feels like an Origin album, but it’s unparalleled to what you might expect if you haven’t heard us for 10 or 15 years” says Ryan. “To me, it’s a true reflection of ourselves. I compare it to an action movie. Our earlier material is filled with action from beginning to end. Now, the idea is to add a little more depth and dynamics. You could say there are some twists in the plot musically”.

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ACHERONTAS sign with Agonia Records; announce “Vamachara” re-release, issue studio update


Greek occult black metallers with ritual & 70’s rock influences, ACHERONTAS, have signed a new record deal with Agonia Records. The band returned to the label after their 2011 departure, having previously released the EP “Hermeticism” and studio album “Vamachara” (both in 2011). The latter is going to be re-released on vinyl on August 31st, along with a rare demo and new cover made by Viktoria Polikarpova  (of Visionis Phosphorescent).

ACHERONTAS is currently working on its next studio album, that is supposed by be finished in February of 2018.

ACHERONTAS is no mundane project and as little is known about the band’s biography as the phrase “shrouded in mystery” would suggest. The band was launched in 2007 by Acherontas V.Priest (guitars & vocals) and stands at the forefront of the new wave of Greek black / occult metal scene, with strong dedication to spirituality, mysticism and magic, in both sound and image. A direct continuation to the pre-ACHERONTAS era. To date, the group released six full-length albums, with Amarta अमर्त” from this year being the last of them.

The band commented: “During the creation of the second part of Reptilian Unification the synaxis of Acherontas also compiled the bases and foundations for the third one. Now we work on the final touches to accomplish the utmost forms and complete the trilogy gloriously. In December we enter the studio again to record the final part, which will be revealed on the solstice of 2018. A circle of creation closes and a new epoch begins. Spirit Above Matter!”.

On the meaning of ACHERONTAS, the band added (original spelling): “Acherontas is a Magickal Coven Dedicated to the Ancient Summerian Mysteries of Drakonian Blood. Many Traditions embraced these Ancient sources as footprints and take form in our Void as Astral Vampirism, Hermeticism, Kabbalah, Dream Workings and Luciferian Magick. True Sorcery is not an Art, it’s science…We are Real to Those with Eyes to see… “.

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“Vamachara” (new cover above) will be re-released along with the 1997 demo “Worship: Through The Dark Age We Are Dreaming”, that was recorded ten years before ACHERONTAS officially came to be.

Album formats:
– Limited to 111 hand-numbered copies double gold vinyl in gatefold sleeves and digital download code.
– Limited double black vinyl in gatefold sleeves and digital download code.
– Limited heavy gray hooded sweatshirt with zipper.

Tracklist:
1. Opening the Eye of the Storm
2. Blood Current Illumination
3. Αβραξας
4. Vamachara
5. Ohm Krim Kali
6. Beyond the Mazeways to Ophidian Gnosis
7. Drakonian Womb (Double Mem and Single Aleph)
Worship demo:
8. Dark Endless
9. Through the Dark Age We Are Dreaming
10. Pagan Warriors
11. Worship

Line-up:
Acherontas V. Priest – vocals, guitars
Saevus H – guitars
Scorpios Acdroctonus – keyboards, bass, backing vocals
Hierophant – bass
Indra – guitars
T.J.F. Valley – drums

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DECREPIT BIRTH premiere lyric video for new song “Hieroglyphic”


U.S. techincal death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH have revealed a second new single from their upcoming album, “Axis Mundi”. The song is titled “Hieroglyphic” and its lyric video can be watched here:

The previously revealed single, “Epigenetic Triplicity”, can be listened to HERE.

Formed in 2001, DECREPIT BIRTH released three studio album’s to date, which got them a premiere spot on the death metal radar. Their music, infused with technical and progressive twists, managed to forge a very solid international fan base, and continues to forge their path into the future, as one of the genre’s finest bands. Awakening from a seven-year slumber, the Californians fourth offering is entwined with musical athleticism and characteristic esoteric themes. “Axis Mundi” is as crushing as it is cosmic.

“We’ve gone through an evolution throughout the years” says founding member and primary songwriter Matt Sotelo. “The last couple of albums we had, Diminishing Between Worlds and Polarity, were more progressive death metal. They were different from …And Time Begins, which is a different genre of death metal. It’s more brutal. I’m the type of guy who likes to experiment. …And Time Begins has no solos. It’s all really fast palm-muted riffs. The other albums breathed more with the guitars. I let chords ring out on Diminishing Between Worlds and Polarity. Axis Mundi is combination of all the stuff I’m into. I like it a lot right now. It’s more melodic. The riffs repeat intentionally. I want to have fun with these songs”.
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