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THE LURKING FEAR – Launch first single “Vortex Spawn” off upcoming debut album!


Swedish Death Metallers THE LURKING FEAR are soon to release their debut album “Out Of The Voiceless Grave” worldwide on August 11th, 2017 via Century Media Records.

Spotify: http://smarturl.it/VortexSpawnSPOTIFY
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/VortexSpawnITUNES

THE LURKING FEAR vocalist Tomas Lindberg checked in with the following comment about “Vortex Spawn”: “To us this track sums up all the raging, interstellar evil that we try to convey with this album. We want the riffs to slither out of your speakers like torrents of tentacles, crowned in festering doom. The vocals pulsating with aeons of filth and death. Spewing out of its cosmic, voiceless grave: the “Vortex Spawn”. Timeless Death.”

The tracklist for “Out Of The Voiceless Grave” is as follows:

THE LURKING FEAR – “Out Of The Voiceless Grave”:
1. Out Of The Voiceless Grave
2. Vortex Spawn
3. The Starving Gods Of Old
4. The Infernal Dread
5. With Death Engraved In Their Bones
6. Upon Black Winds
7. Teeth Of The Dark Plains
8. The Cold Jaws Of Death
9. Tongued With Foul Flames
10. Winged Death
11. Tentacles Of Blackened Horror
12. Beneath Menacing Sands
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ABORTED – title track of new EP “Bathos”


The 7” version of ABORTED’s brand new EP “Bathos” will be released on July 7th. The pre-order is up and running. Secure this nice little offering of flawlessly executed brutal, technical, sick and dark death metal here.

As of now you can also check out the EP’s title track, “Bathos”, a very fine example of ABORTED’s development from a Belgium death metal underground act to one of the most influential and most consistent extreme metal acts today.

Check out “Bathos” here:
Youtube (static video):

Pre-order/stream: https://smarturl.it/AbortedBathos

The previously released B-side track “Fallacious Crescendo” can be listened to here: Youtube (static video): https://youtu.be/QkTT2Nj1V6I

The 7” version of “Bathos” available in the following vinyl colours:

  • Black vinyl: limited to 700 copies
  • Transparent-red vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at CM Distro
  • Clear vinyl: limited to 200 copies

“Bathos” tracklist:

Side A

  1. Bathos

Side B

  1. Fallacious Crescendo

ABORTED live
06 & 07/07/2017 County Showground, Winthorpe, United Kingdom
09/07/2017 Hedon, Zwolle, Netherlands
11/07/2017 Sputnikhalle, Münster, Germany
03/08/2017 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
04/08/2017 Poppodium, Volt Sittard, Netherlands
05/08/2017 Het Entrepot, Brugge, Belgium
06/08/2017 Stade Regis Perrin, St. Maurice De Gourdans, France
11/08/2017 Leyendas Del Rock, Villena, Spain

ABORTED line-up
Sven De Caluwe: Gurgloroth
Mendel Bij De Leij: Flesh Upon The Razor Wire
Stefano Francescini: Nocturnal Pulse
Ken Bedene: Hymen Blaster
Ian Jelekis: Immaculate Resection

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LEPROUS “Malina” album pre-order started; Tour update!


As Norway’s LEPROUS are soon to release their much-anticipated new fifth studio album “Malina” on August 25th, 2017 via InsideOutMusic, the album’s pre-order process has now started.

The track-listing for “Malina” reads as follows:

LEPROUS – “Malina”:
1. Bonneville
2. Stuck
3. From The Flame
4. Captive
5. Illuminate
6. Leashes
7. Mirage
8. Malina
9. Coma
10. The Weight Of Disaster
11. The Last Milestone

“Malina” will be released as Jewelcase CD and Digital Download, but also as limited edition Mediabook CD (with extended booklet and the bonus-track “Root”) and as Gatefold 2LP on 180gr. vinyl (with a poster, the bonus-track “Root” and the entire album on CD).

The Gatefold 2LP format will be available in the following variations:
Black Vinyl – Unlimited
Transparent Red Vinyl – Limited to 100x copies (IOM Onlineshop Europe)
Transparent Petrol Green Vinyl – Limited to 200x copies (CM Distro)
Clear Vinyl – Limited to 200x copies (Band Version)

 

Pre-order the physical formats of choice from IOM here: https://smarturl.it/LeprousIOM

“Malina” is also available for digital pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/LeprousMalina

Most recently, LEPROUS have debuted “From The Flame”, the first single off “Malina”, via a video directed by David Solbjørg of Twitchy Films here:

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GRAVE PLEASURES ink worldwide deal with Century Media Records, new album “Motherblood” announced for autumn 2017, album artwork revealed!


(artwork by Tekla Valy)

GRAVE PLEASURES have finished the recording of their eagerly awaited second studio album, “Motherblood”, recorded at Orgone Studios in the UK (Ghost/Paradise Lost/Ulver). It has been scheduled to a worldwide release for late September/early October 2017 on Century Media Records.

Risen from the ashes of Beastmilk, GRAVE PLEASURES features the writing talents of Mat McNerney (Hexvessel, Beastmilk, Code, DHG) and Juho Vanhanen (Oranssi Pazuzu, Atomikylä). Their new record embraces their apocalyptic roots while taking their raw sound and songwriting to fierce new heights.

“Motherblood” features stunningly fresh artwork by Finnish artist Tekla Vály. Their visual language is every bit as strong as the musical essence of GRAVE PLEASURES, underlining their obsessively bold and independent aesthetics.

Mat McNerney comments on the signing:
“Jens came out to see our show in Sweden at the end of last year and enjoyed it so much he made it clear that he wanted to work with us. For me that’s the greatest way to work with a label, to hang out with the people involved, to be friends and to enjoy good music together. That way it’s much more than a business relationship to us. It becomes part of the experience of why we do this. It’s very comforting to know that we will have the best, most hard-working and friendliest team working on our record.  We’re proud to be a part of their family with Grave Pleasures.”

Century Media’s A&R Jens Prueter says:
““It’s a pleasure to welcome Grave Pleasures on Century Media. There are not too many artists who have enough talent and visions for being involved in very different bands such as Hexvessel, Oranssi Pazuzu and Grave Pleasures. And it’s always great to work with a group of friends and like-minded spirits. Thanks to the entire band and their manager Andy Farrow!”

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(photo by  Kim Sølve)

Mat McNerney comments on the albums concept and music:

“Like the great sacrament of ancient times that was the blood sacrifice of the mother, we too have laid down our most holy flesh at your feet. This record, which is a bold re-definition of death-rock and our totemic challenge to our pretenders, shall be our most grand and sordid testament. If you have never danced with the skeletons, then this album is your gateway drug to all the nihilistic pleasures of the grave. Apocalyptic post-punk never sounded so desperately bleak and wild yet never grinned so maniacally and writhed so fervently with tongues that whip the tombs. The Kali figure of our cover is the eternal icon of nuclear fear. She presides over the religion of an apocalyptic future. A desolate future we proudly celebrate with caustic music of the most furious punk. Come imbibe and wash your mind in our Motherblood. We’re dancing in the lion’s mouth. The elevator only goes down.”
GRAVE PLEASURES line-up:
Mat McNerney – Vocals
Juho Vanhanen – Guitars
Aleksi Kiiskilä – Guitars
Valtteri Arino – Bass
Rainer Tuomikanto – Drums

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THE HAUNTED – “Strength In Numbers” album details; “Brute Force” single/video online!


Swedish Thrash Metallers THE HAUNTED are geared up to kick off the promotional campaign for their upcoming, 9th studio album effort entitled “Strength In Numbers”. Recorded at Parlour Studios in the UK with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, The Exploited), the album will be released worldwide via Century Media Records on August 25th, 2017 and it’s time to reveal the first details about the release…

The album’s first single for the merciless and in-your-face track “Brute Force” is debuting today, so check it out in a video produced by Oscar Dziedziela / OD Visual here:

THE HAUNTED checked in to comment on the track as follows: “We’re very excited to finally be able to air our first single from the new album “Strength In Numbers” and let it set the tone for the brutality of the album. “Brute Force” is one of those songs written in the early stage of making the album and shows our hunger to make new music, uncompromising, unforgiving and just to the point.”

The artwork for “Strength In Numbers” was once again created by THE HAUNTED’s longtime designer Andreas Pettersson and the album’s tracklisting reads as follows:

THE HAUNTED – “Strength In Numbers”:
1. Fill The Darkness With Black
2. Brute Force
3. Spark
4. Preachers Of Death
5. Strength In Numbers
6. Tighten The Noose
7. This Is The End
8. The Fall
9. Means To An End
10. Monuments

The album’s limited edition Mediabook CD version will additionally include the bonus tracks “Illusions” and “Sinister”, expanded layouts as well as 3 stickers. “Strength In Numbers” will also be available on 180gr. vinyl in various editions:

Black LP (Unlimited), Silver LP (200x copies / Sweden) and Clear LP (300x Copies / USA).
And last but not least, a strictly limited Deluxe LP package will be available from CM Distro / CM Webshop in Europe. This very special edition is limited to 500x copies on transparent red coloured vinyl and comes with a printed guitar tablature book, a poster, a set of 3 guitar-picks and the entire album on CD as bonus. Grab it before it’s too late!

Pre-order the album in its various physical formats from CM Distro here: https://smarturl.it/BruteForceCMDistro
Or digitally here: https://smarturl.it/TheHauntedBruteForce
A video teaser from the album’s recording sessions can be seen here:https://youtu.be/sWHJnmXxfFY

A list of the upcoming live dates announced so far for THE HAUNTED in support of “Strength In Numbers” can be found here:

THE HAUNTED – Live 2017:
31.08.2017 Oslo (Norway) – Blå
01.09.2017 Stavanger (Norway) – Folken
02.09.2017 Bergen (Norway) – Hulen
08.09.2017 Örebro (Sweden) – Frimis Salonger + Witchery
09.09.2017 Linköping (Sweden) – Backstage + Witchery
15.09.2017 Borlänge (Sweden) – Liljan
16.09.2017 Sundsvall (Sweden) – Club Destroyer
21.09.2017 Göteborg (Sweden) – Pustervik + Witchery
22.09.2017 Stockholm (Sweden) – Debaser Strand + Witchery
23.09.2017 Malmö (Sweden) – KB + Witchery
29.09.2017 Hultsfred (Sweden) – Mörkaste Småland Festival
30.09.2017 Eskilstuna (Sweden) – Loket
07.10.2017 Hoogeveen (The Netherlands) – Graveland Fest
More dates coming soon…

THE HAUNTED’s latest album “Exit Wounds” (2015) was highly praised as a return to form and managed to enter international sales charts upon release as follows: Germany # 64, Finland # 15, Switzerland # 100, Sweden # 32, USA # 151 Top Current Albums, USA # 5 Heatseekers.

THE HAUNTED line-up:
Marco Aro – Vocals
Jensen – Guitars
Ola Englund – Guitars
Jonas Björler – Bass
Adrian Erlandsson – Drums
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ABORTED – release of new 2-track EP “Bathos” announced


Belgium’s busy-as-a-beaver death metal sickos ABORTED have recorded two new tracks for you, which are going to be released under the title “Bathos” as a limited 7” vinyl EP and digitally.

The 7” version will be released on July 7th! If you want to check out the two tracks first, then visit the streaming/download platform of your choice on June 30th, because both tracks will be online by then already!

“Bathos” is a fine example of what ABORTED have managed to achieve by hard work, staying focussed, excellent musicianship and the unwavering belief in what they are doing by offering two prime tracks of relentlessly raging, barbaric and horror-laden insane brutal death metal.

The 7” version of “Bathos” can be pre-ordered directly at CM Distro as of today! Pre-order your copy here.

It’s available in the following vinyl colours:
Black vinyl: limited to 700 copies
Transparent-red vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at CM Distro
Clear vinyl: limited to 200 copies

“Bathos” tracklist:
Side A
1.    Bathos
Side B
2.    Fallacious Crescendo

ABORTED live
23/06/2017 With Full Force 2017, Ferropolis, Germany
25/06/2017 Dagda Live Club, Borgo Priolo, Italy
26/06/2017 Rockhouse Bar, Salzburg, Austria
27/06/2017 Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn, Austria
28/06/2017 Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
29/06/2017 Kiff Aarau, Switzerland
06 & 07/07/2017 County Showground, Winthorpe, United Kingdom
09/07/2017 Hedon, Zwolle, Netherlands
11/07/2017 Sputnikhalle, Münster, Germany
03/08/2017 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
04/08/2017 Poppodium, Volt Sittard, Netherlands
05/08/2017 Het Entrepot, Brugge, Belgium
06/08/2017 Stade Regis Perrin, St. Maurice De Gourdans, France
11/08/2017 Leyendas Del Rock, Villena, Spain

ABORTED line-up
Sven De Caluwe: Gurgloroth
Mendel Bij De Leij: Flesh Upon The Razor Wire
Stefano Francescini: Nocturnal Pulse
Ken Bedene: Hymen Blaster
Ian Jelekis: Immaculate Resection

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