Thursday, June 9, 2016

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HELLEBORUS' debut album 'The Carnal Sabbath' is a Bacchic frenzy of carnal abandon told through lascivious guitars and tempting bass rhythms along with elements of black, death and doom metal to provide a vast backdrop for an ambiance of potential and possibility. Fans of The Devil’s Blood, Satyricon, Necorphobic, Belphegor, Blut Aus Nord are sure to be seduced by Helleborus.
1. Helleborus Black (6:51) [NCS]
2. Coils (5:06) [Youtube] [Free Download NCS]
3. Edge Of Black Waters (6:17)
4. Colored Spores of Yuggoth (5:42) [Decibel Mag]
5. Draconian Discipline (4:40) [MetalInjection]
6. The Poison of Sleep (5:23)
7. Temple of Seventh Death (4:24)
8. A Gift of Renewal (7:08)
9. The Carnal Sabbath (9:17) [Youtube
Album Length: 54:50
About:
Conceived within the womb of Execration, Helleborus is the latest emanation of Jerred & Wyatt Houseman. Like the enigmatic and deadly winter flower from which the project takes its name, Helleborus pushes the exploration of traditional black metal into the uncharted territory of sensual duality and mysticism. Building on their professional experience with Execration and personal experiences through Akhenaten, the Houseman brothers sought a deeper expression of their experiential-driven musical style that audiences can connect with through a union of opposites.
“We’ve always had a vision for the type of black metal project Helleborus would be. We wanted to explore and deliver a darker and yet more romantic side of black metal. There is an unknown side of metal that is masculine and powerful, yet sensual and respectful; controlled chaos.” comments vocalist Wyatt Houseman.
Album Band Line Up features: Wyatt (vocals, lyrics) & Jerred Houseman (producer, all instruments)
Live Band Line Up features: Brent Boutte’ – Drums, Jerred Houseman – Guitar & leads, Wyatt Houseman – Voice, Ian Horenman – guitar & rhythms, Michael Hylands – Bass
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 Cold Raven took form in January 2013. From then on the first songs of a melodic yet obscure black metal began to take form, with lyrics about pre-christian religions, anti-cosmos and Chaos. In December of the same year guitarist Vuall joins the band and they enter the studio at the end of May 2014.

The first full length album - called “Equilibrium & Chaos” - gets recorded, mixed and mastered in three of months. Everyone in Cold Raven is influenced by the bands that originated the Black Metal scene in the early ‘90s as well by the bands that followed and that contributed to open the horizons of the genre.

In December 2014 Cold Raven signed a deal with Sliptrick Records for the release and worldwide distribution of "Equilibrium And Chaos", which has been released March 25th (Europe) and May 5th (USA and other countries).

So far the band has played with important acts in the underground scene, such as Nargaroth, Infernal War, Necromass, Dark Funeral, God Dethroned, Belphegor, Unleashed, Mortuary Drape, Impaled Nazarene, etc, and has played in several European countries.
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New album Decision Day scheduled for release August 26th, 2016 Cover artwork by Motörhead graphic designer Joe Petagno
Tracklisting
1.In Retribution 06:14
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2. Rolling Thunder 04:22
3. Decision Day 04:03
4. Caligula 04:01
5. Who Is God? 04:35
6. Strange Lost World 04:59
7. Vaginal Born Evil 05:15
8. Belligerence 04:00
9. Blood Lions 03:17
10. Sacred Warpath 05:34
11. Refused To Die 04:27
12. Predatory Instinct 04:44 (bonus track for vinyl and iTunes edition)

SODOM live 2016
18.06.D-Gardelegen - Metal Frenzy Open Air
09.07.HU-Dunaujvaros - Rockmaraton Festival
13.07.D-Balingen - Bang Your Head Festival
16.07.CZ-Trutnov - Obscene Extreme Festival
13.08.D-Schlotheim - PartySan Open Air
20.08.SK-Zvolenska Slatina - More Than Fest
27.08.D-Sulingen - ReLoad Festival
10.09.I-Milan - Live Club
16.09.D-Berlin - Metal Hammer Awards
24.09.ISR-Tel Aviv - Bascula
04.11.RUS-St. Petersburg - Klub Zal Ozhidaniya
05.11.RUS-Moscow - Klub Volta
Touragency: http://www.continental-concerts.de/
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The all important questions answered byJendras from ThermiT!

IN THE RIFF WE TRUST!

THE RIFF WHICH MADE YOU WANT TO PLAY THE GUITAR IS?

- Smoke on the water!

WHAT IS THE FIRST RIFF YOU LEARNED TO PLAY?

- Smoke on the water!



YOUR TOP THREE METAL RIFFERS ARE?

- Tony Iommi
- Dimebag Darrel
- Ritchie Blackmore

WHO IS THE MASTER OF THE RIFF?

- Tony Iommi

THE RIFF WHICH IS THE SOUNDTRACK TO YOUR LIFE IS?

- Speed King by Deep Purple

THE RIFF YOU WISH YOU WROTE IS?

- I don't want to stole riffs from anybody.

THE WORST METAL RIFF EVER IS?

- Everything from NU and CORE.



RIFF FOR RIFF YOUR FIVE FAVOURITE ALBUMS ARE?

- Deep Purple - In Rock
- Deep Purple - Battle Rages On
- Artillery - By Inheritance
- Kreator - Enemy of God
- Tenacios D - Pick of Destiny

A NON METALHEAD ASKS YOU WHAT DOES METAL SOUND LIKE, THE RIFF YOU PLAY THEM IS?

- Iron Man

THE RIFF YOU WANT PLAYED AT YOUR FUNERAL IS?

- Electric Funeral

WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT RIFFS ANYWAY?

- They just are.




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Lęk who came spewing forth onto the Polish metal scence with their debut demo " The solitary elect of darkness" in 2013 limited to only 100 hand numbered tapes which have long since sold out made quite an impression spreading their own brand of fear, now we have their debut album released by Wolfspell Records and limtited to 1000 copies which thankfully I managed to get my hands on a copy having seen them live over the weekend and I have to say as much as I love the album I really can't wait to see them again in a live setting. On to the music raw as fuck black metal with riff after riff of tremelo distorted darkness which is both sombre and melodic like only black metal can be. The hypnotic nature of the music really takes over your soul for better or worse. The album is somewhere between Immortal's " Pure Holocaust" and early Burzum.. Although raw the album is well produced with all instruments being clearly heard. The lyrics are a standout feature for me because they avoid the tried and often tiresome satanic route but instead offer and individaulistic approach to life and not depending on any external force whether that be a God or Government to guide you through life but rather face up to the harshness of the world and deal with it. Not much can be said about this only it's one of the best black metal debuts the country has seen in recent times.




Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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Almost 31 years since its original release on mega rare vinyl, one of the most widely considered greatest U.S. metal albums of all time, will be officially re-issued on CD, Vinyl & Limited Edition Box Set, with great remastered sound.

GLACIER hail from Portland, Oregon and through the years they have gained a cult status among metal fans and collectors, making their music highly sought after. The reissue of their unique 1985 EP, consists music made by the '83-'85 line-up of the band, covering the period from Tim Proctor joining through the departure of co-founder, Sam Easley. The European version of the album will be available by CULT METAL CLASSICS and for the rest of the world version, by GLACIER Holdings LLC.

The reissue will feature 16-page booklet, with cult photos of the band, biography, lyrics and original hand painted fantasy artwork by the artist David Delamare. The reissue is scheduled for a Fall 2016 release and will be available in all good metal stores.




GLACIER '83-'85 Official are:
Sam Easley: Guitars
Pat Goebel: Guitars
Loren Bates: Drums
Tim Proctor: Bass / Vocals

Additional EP members:
Rex McNew: Vocals ("Vendetta")
Keith Flax: Vocals ("When Heaven's At Hand")
Mike Podrybau: Vocals ("Ready for battle", "Devil in Disguise", "Speak no evil")

You can reach GLACIER at the following pages and web sites:
https://www.facebook.com/glacier80sme...
http://glacier80smetal.bandcamp.com
http://www.glacierholdings.com

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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New Album 'The Fallen Sun' Due Out June 10th



L-R - Chris Szarota - Vocals, Jeff Wilson - Guitars, Tyler Williams - Guitars, Dan Ayers - Bass/Vocals, Fernando Villalobos- Drums
Credit: Hayden John Wolf
Music Video - Carrion Eater - Watch here.
       Set to unleash their debut full length album 'The Fallen Sun' officially on June 10th, Toronto, ON's SLUDGEHAMMER have teamed up with Exclaim! for the full stream premiere of the release at the following link: http://exclaim.ca/music/article/sludgehammer-the_fallen_sun_album_stream 
'The Fallen Sun' features eleven fist pounding tracks of dynamic vocal performances from lead vocalist Chris Szarota and bassist Dan Ayers, along with a showcase of mind bending guitar solos, heavy riffs and blistering drumming fury to follow up their 2014 EP 'Organ Harvester'.
 The album was self-produced by the band and mixed by guitarist Tyler Williams and mastered by world renowned producer & engineer Lasse Lammert (Gloryhammer, Alestorm, Teramaze) at LSD Studio in Germany.





1. Demons From The Woodwork (4:02)

2. Intestines Entwined (5:02)

3. The Black Abyss (6:29)

4. Ectogenesis (4:34)

5. Carrion Eater (5:56)

6. Consuming Afterbirth (4:34)

7. Carnivorous Forest (5:08)

8. Utopian (5:45)

9. Revolting (4:46)

10. Organ Harvester (4:51)

11. Casualties (4:34)

Album Length: 55:48


About:
Sludgehammer is a five piece Canadian metal band formed in 2013.  The band began with guitarist Jeff Wilson and drummer Fernando Villalobos jamming together, which quickly resulted in writing songs and searching for a full line up.  Their search led to vocalist Chris Szarota, who possessed an astonishing vocal ferocity and bassist and vocalist Dan Ayers, who passed the audition as a bassist and also revealed a golden voice.  Thus, the first incarnation of Sludgehammer was formed.
The four members worked hard over the next few months to put together a demo, which was released at the band’s first gig on November 22nd, 2013.  The demo was well received even though it was completely self-recorded and the gig offers kept on coming, along with new fans.
With the success of the demo, the band knew that it was time to step things up and hired producer Christian Anderson for their 2014 release, 'Organ Harvester'.  During the writing sessions, the band decided that Chris and Dan should share vocal duties for this record, as Dan’s voice had been absent from the demo.  The dual vocals proved to be a force to be reckoned with and on August 11th, 2014 'Organ Harvester' was released to rave reviews.
'Organ Harvester' gained both new fans and better shows, gathering serious momentum and solid name among the metal community.  However by 2015, after playing many gigs with the 'Organ Harvester' material it became very obvious that the fans were hungry for more.  The band began writing more songs for the next release and kept playing gigs, which led them to guitarist Tyler Williams.  Tyler was working as a sound man at the Atria in Oshawa, ON where Sludgehammer was playing, and after their performance, Tyler approached the band.  They set up a jam and in July 2015, Tyler Williams joined Sludgehammer.
The new five piece line up produced a much fuller sound as Jeff and Tyler began working together.  The old songs were given new life and badass new material was being written for their next release, titled 'The Fallen Sun'.  The new songs featured dynamic vocal performances from Dan and Chris, mind bending guitar solos, heavy riffs and blistering drumming.  As the songs started to pile up, Sludgehammer discussed recording a full length album.  Tyler suggested that they record at his studio, Monolithic Productions.  The band set up shop there and are now ready to unleash 'The Fallen Sun' for release on June 10, 2016.

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Debut Album 'Demonic Inquisition' Out June 15th via Satanath Records / More Hate Productions


       Set to unleash the new album 'Demonic Inquisition' via Satanath Records and More Hate Productions on June 15th, one man Turkish death metal band GROTESQUE CEREMONIUM has teamed up with Heavy Mag for the premiere of their next single 'Defiled Spirits Of Unholy Torments', which can be heard at the following link: http://heavymag.com.au/premiere-grotesque-cremonium-release-defiled-spirits-of-unholy-torments-video/

The debut full length is a concept album about medieval dark times and inquisitions during the middle ages where all punishment methods were performed by demons and Baphomets evil army against all believers of God. Lyrical themes touch upon witchcraft, demonic punishments and tortures in the depths of hell and the satanic temple of Baphomet. Dedicated to all evil goats worldwide with eight new songs plus an Incantation cover song 'Profanation'.


Album pre-order - https://satanath.bandcamp.com/album/sat153-grotesque-ceremonium-demonic-inquisition-2016 


1. Defiled Spirits Of Unholy Torments (4:52)

2. Demonic Inquisition (6:28)

3. Burned At The Stake (3:08) [Youtube]

4. Malefizhaus & Hexengefangnis (5:24)

5. Barbaric Apostasy (5:49)

6. Agonized Screams Of The Damned (3:53)

7. In The Cauldrons Of Hell (4:47)

8. Crushing Morbid Death (2:53)

9. Profanation (Incantation cover) (5:04)

Album Length: 42:23

About: 
Grotesque Ceremonium was formed in 2014 in Ankara , Turkey as a one man unholy old school death metal band influenced by early 90's dark, putrid evil with influences such as early Incantation, Autopsy & Winter. Their 2014 debut EP 'Blasphemous Goat Observance' was a self-released tape, later unleashed by Mexican label American Line Prods as 100 limited edition copies.
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