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AZARATH stream second new song from upcoming album “In Extremis”

AZARATH stream second new song from upcoming album “In Extremis”

Poland’s death/black metal masters AZARATH have revealed a second new song in anticipation of their upcoming album “In Extremis”, due out April 7th via Agonia Records. Listen to the track “Annihilation (Smite All the Illusions) at this link:

Earlier the band premiered the song  “At The Gates Of Understanding” in the form of a lyric video, accessible here:

Touted as a “demonic mutation of Krisiun and Behemoth with shades of Immolation”, AZARATH stand up to their wicked name. The band’s death metal is crisp, black, and while it possesses the charm of their American counterparts, it remains open-minded and organic. This should not come as a surprise, considering the AZARATH‘s impressive line-up and cemented position as one the the best Polish acts of the genre. The band was formed in 1998 by drummer Inferno (of  Behemoth fame). He’s 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.

Meaning “at the point of death” or “under extreme circumstances” in Latin, “In Extremis” is yet another apex reached by AZARATH. Offering a vehement ride through the netherworlds, the effort places the band back at the fore of the genre, with strong ties to the group’s early cult albums. The eerie painting that adorns the album’s cover was made by Marta Promińska (Hypnagogic Painting).

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Death/Doom Metal Duo MONTFAUCON Stream Entire New Album “Renaissance”

Mixed & Mastered by Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity, Bloodbath, Katatonia)

Tomorrow, MONTFAUCON – the medieval era-inspired doom/death metal concept project from Uzbekistani duo Valentin Mayamsin and Michel Cadenzar – will release their six-track album, Renaissance. The album can be ordered now via Bandcamp
Valentin Mayamsin states, “These tracks on Renaissance are restless ghosts of unreleased songs have been haunting us for many years. Now it’s time to release them and turn a new page in the history of MONTFAUCON! We’ve been waiting to release this record for many years. It’s been quite a journey, and we never thought the path would be so long and windy. We were able to overcome many barriers and are grateful for the support of friends and fans all over the globe. We put a lot of effort and thought into this piece of art. We hope you enjoy the album as much as we do!”
MONTFAUCON resonates with historic tales of violence and upheaval, exploring the implications and consequences of emotional turmoil, aggression and fear. Renaissance – which features mixing and mastering from death metal veteran Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity, Bloodbath, Katatonia) – is a majestic, eclectic and musically diverse portrait of darkness, desperation and barbarism that presents a new perspective on the ever-shifting landscape of extreme metal.
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Renaissance track listing:
1. Prisoner
2. I Was A Warrior
3. Alone
4. Mastermind
5. Insanity
6. The Last Night
MONTFAUCON achieves a sound that’s at once brutal and beautiful, alternately direct and dizzying. Renaissance draws from black metal, progressive doom and symphonic metal influences, accented by Michel’s complex, haunting piano melodies. From one song to the next, there are hints of well-known acts such as Satyricon, Darkthone, Cradle of Filth, Death, Opeth and Pink Floyd, as well as traces of more obscure artists, including Lux Occulta, Dominion and My Dying Bride.
It’s incredible that Valentin and Michel have crafted such diverse, high-impact and intensely melodic songs from opposite parts of the world (Valentin resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, while Michel continues to reside in their native Uzbekestan). What’s even more impressive is that as forward-thinking as the songs on Renaissance are, the skeletons were written years ago, and early versions of some of the tracks were played on metal radio in Uzbekistan, and were well received by the region’s loyal underground scene.
When it was time for Valentin to start putting Renaissance together back in his home studio in San Francisco, he struggled at first to find the right gear and learn how to use it. Since he didn’t have much experience with home recording, he experienced several setbacks. To make sure the songs sounded as good on the digital files as they did when he played them in his living room, Valentin hired The Faceless guitarist Michael Keene to help him assemble a rig that would yield a high quality recording.
For metal fans who are excited to hear more, MONTFAUCON are already working on five or six new death/prog songs that will leave listeners speechless. Until then, Renaissance should be inspiring and enthralling enough to keep listeners completely satisfied.
Michel Cadenzar – piano, keyboards, sampling
Valentin Mayamsin – guitars, bass, vocals, sampling
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SECTLINEFOR – “Anorexic Insect” Stream


 Label:  Self-Released
 Release Date:  February 1st, 2017
 Genre:  Cinematic, Neo-metal
 Country:  UK
 Running Time:  42 min

Jared – Vocals, lyrics
Piton – Guitars, composer.
Aal – Bass

Trawling through the freezing swamps and slicing his legs open on poisonous shrubbery, Piton realised he was about to die. Hungry parasites were suckling upon his organs and mosquitos the size of his fist were devouring his blood until no quantity of food or water could sustain his survival. For a whole he could no longer remember why he had embarked on this mission in the first place, but as his bones withered into twigs, none of these things mattered anymore. He was so lost and worn that his knees began to betray him, and he fell into the muddy ground, disinterested in the life he once treasured so preciously, ready to surrender his person into death. But what he didn’t know, was that he was being watched.

An external force by the name of Hypno-frog had been keeping an eye on Piton for quite some time now, admiring the man’s ambition whilst waiting for the perfect moment to introduce himself. That moment came when Piton stumbled a few feet away from a dusty cabin, and crawled inside to find warmth and shelter from the elements. There, Hypno-frog revealed himself to Piton, complementing the boy on making it this far and then delivering a proposition. He handed Piton a guitar and requested that the two of them lived together in that very cabin without speaking, giving up their voices to communicate only via the means of music, the epitome of expression. Piton eagerly agreed, happy to abandon the cold in favour of his bloody fingers using strings to represent the soul he had trapped inside for so long. And for a while, life was good again, the translation of spirit into an extrinsic audio force building health to both parties, each finding a mutual love (and hate) in the technical aggression of metal structures and cosmic atmospheres.

However, all things must pass, and eventually Hypno-frog instructed Piton to step back and witness what he had created. For before them was a full length album, written and arranged, almost fleshy enough to be released beyond the constraints of the cabin. At first, Piton was confused as he did not know how to approach this discharge, but once again it was Hypno-frog who offered a solution. He suggested they should build a small army, one which could help sharpen these sounds into a more direct spike in order to pierce virgin ears with more precision. Piton not only understood the benefit of such an idea, but also knew exactly the right soldiers to do it. Enter Aal, a beast who explored bass frets like he was reading brail. Piton knew all too well that these passionate creatures were each born with their own unique sets of powerful skills, as together they had fought many wars in the past, formulating a chemistry they had named YGODEH, a separate audio project created from a consistency so potent that any sorcerer would shudder at the smell. They were already a team, and as soon as they assembled, they knew they were almost ready to charge into battle. Except they were missing one crucial piece to complete the message. They needed a voice.

After a tiresome search, they stumbled upon an abandoned child by the name of Jared. Depressed and confused, this boy was known to shout at the heavens in great anger, with no place to focus his elaborate tales of the earthly horrors he had witnessed. Recognising his dire need for adoption, the group presented Jared to Hypno-frog, and received his blessing, just like the scripture had foretold all those centuries ago. And with that, Sectlinefor was conceived like a baby in the womb, ready to be cut out and dismembered, a small piece for every person in the world.

Every fairytale needs a hero, and every fairy tale needs a villain. And at this early hour in our story, not even SECTLINEFOR know which side they are fighting for.
To be continued.

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WRETCH Stream New Single “Throne Of Poseidon”

US power/thrash metal act WRETCH are pioneers of their local Cleveland metal scene and have since forged ahead to become an internationally recognized force of powerful melodic metal with festival performances in Germany and Greece. Prepare for the bands latest release ‘The Hunt’ – a shredding masterpiece that will appeal to fans of Primal Fear, Iced Earth, Helloween and Iron Maiden.

The first album to feature new singer Juan Ricardo who has a voice reminiscent of the mighty Bruce Dickinson, the new album is 40 minutes of exceptional power/thrash that marks the bands long journey since its 2006 debut ‘Reborn’

Released through the prestigious German label Pure Steel Records, who also released the bands previous album ‘Warriors’, the new album will be released in February before the bands upcoming European tour in March alongside Split Heaven.

European Tourdates 2017:

03.03.2017 Come Inn – Renchen (Deutschland)
04.03.2017 Full Metal Osthessen – Niederaula (Deutschland)
07.03.2017 Schaubude – Kiel (Deutschland)
08.03.2017 Slaughterhouse – Berlin (Deutschland)
09.03.2017 Jan Hertog – Maasmechelen (Belgien)
10.03.2017 P3 – Purmerend (Niederlande)
11.03.2017 German Swordbrothers – Lünen (Deutschland)
12.03.2017 tba – Marburg (Deutschland)
14.03.2017 Baltic Wheels – Rostock (Deutschland)
15.03.2017  Bambi Galore – Hamburg (Deutschland)
16.03.2017 MTS LP´s und CD´s – Oldenburg (Deutschland)
17.03.2017 De Meester – Almere (Niederlande)
18.03.2017 N201 – Aalsmer (Niederlande)
19.03.2017 Little Devil – Tilburg (Niederlande)

Listen below:

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LIFE OF AGONY Premiere Title Track From ‘A Place Where There’s No More Pain’ – and Reveal Album Track Listing!

Brooklyn hard rock legends LIFE OF AGONY have completed work on their new album and Napalm Records debut A Place Where There’s No More Pain. The album will be released April 28th via Napalm Records. After a long wait, it is finally time to unleash the first taste of new music from LOA.


“We have a long history of connecting to our fans on an emotional level through our words and music,” says bassist/lyricist Alan Robert.“And that’s why I think there’s something really relevant and timeless about the message behind the title track, ‘A Place Where There’s No More Pain’. It’s about facing your problems head-on in order to find peace within yourself. A topic that really hits home for a lot of our fans struggling with their own demons. The opening line “running away only makes it worse” couldn’t be more true, because sooner or later those problems will catch up with you, and when they do, you gotta be strong enough to deal with them.”


The album is available for pre-order in exclusive bundle packages beginning today at the Napalm Records Webstore.

The track listing for A Place Where There’s No More Pain reads as follows:

1. Meet My Maker

2. Right This Wrong
3. A Place Where There’s No More Pain
4. Dead Speak Kindly
5. A New Low
6. World Gone Mad
7. Bag Of Bones
8. Walking Catastrophe
9. Song For The Abused
10. Little Spots Of You
In support of A Place Where There’s No More Pain, LIFE OF AGONY will hit the road in Europe soon! Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks.


29.05.17 DE – Frankfurt / Batschkapp
30.05.17 CH – Zurich / Dynamo
31.05.17 FR – Lyon / CCO
02.06.17 ES – Barcelon / Razzmatazz 2
03.06.17 ES – Bilbao / Santana 27
04.06.17 ES – Madrid / Sala Penelope

09.-12.08.17 CZ – Josefov / Brutal Assault
12.08.17 NL – Leeuwarden / Into The Grave Festival
17.08.17 DE – Dinkelsbuehl / Summer Breeze Festival

The album is available for pre-order in exclusive bundle packages beginning today at the

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ABORYM Stream New Full-Album ‘Shifting.Negative”

ABORYM Stream New Full-Album ‘Shifting.Negative”

Aborym are streaming their higlhy anticipated new album “Shifting.Negative” ahead of its January 25th release date on Agonia Records. Listen to the album below!



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