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OBITUARY: New Album Title Revealed

OBITUARY: New Album Title Revealed

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Florida death metal veterans OBITUARY have set “Inked In Blood” as the title of their ninth studio album, tentatively due at the end of October via the band’s new partnership with Relapse RecordsOBITUARY drummer Donald Tardy revealed the CD title during an interview with the Italian blog Metal Skunk before the group’s July 17 concert in Rome.

OBITUARY‘s first…

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NORTHERN OAK Unveil New Album Track Listing & Artwork

Northern Oak, the South Yorkshire progressive folk metallers, unveil new album details, including the track listing and artwork, for ‘Of Roots And Flesh’.

Ranging from existential rage on ‘The Gallows Tree’, relentless doom and sorrow on ‘Taken’ to a desire to see the best of humanity in the title track, ‘Of Roots And Flesh’ rewards with a seamless blending of vocal styles and a fusion of electric and acoustic guitars, flutes, violins and even melodeons as the band take you on a musical journey through the nature of struggle.

See the full track listing for ‘Of Roots And Flesh’ below, which is set for release on 4th October 2014.

1) The Dark Of Midsummer
2) Marston Moor
3) Gaia
4) Nerthus
5) Isle Of Mists
6) Taken
7) Requiescant In Pace
8) The Gallows Tree
9) Bloom
10) Of Roots And Flesh
11) Only Our Names Will Remain
12) Outro

Northern Oak are renowned for their ability to weave vicious black metal riffs with haunting flute folk melodies. Since the release of their 2010 album ‘Monuments’ the band has toured the length and breadth of the UK with their energetic live show, furthering their reputation and earning the band show time at prestigious festivals such as Bloodstock Open Air and Warhorns.

The recording of the new album was entirely funded through a Kickstarter campaign run by the band. The incredible show of support from their loyal and ever growing fan base allowed Northern Oak to record the album at Skyhammer Studios with renowned producer Chris Fielding (Primordial, Electric Wizard, Conan).

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RABBITS: Opening Track From Untoward Let Out Of The Cage Via The A.V. Club

Today, The Onion’s A.V. Club explores the depraved burrow in which Portland’s RABBITS inhabits, letting loose a dirge-strewn new single from their upcoming third LP, Untoward, nearing release on Lamb Unlimited. Contorted with untamed riffage and coprophagous lyrical tyranny, the unsmooth sounds of “Ever Mind” are a thunderously adequate introduction to this mutant, predatory trio and the latest mangled and raucous tonal destruction in the ongoing lineage of these undomesticated vertebrata.


"Like a shovelful of sludge to the skull, the record reeks of blood, mud, and the rancid pheromones of AmRep veterans like Cows and Killdozer," states the Onion’s A.V. Club write-up coinciding with the track premiere. “There’s also a blunt, metallic thrust to the disc, best heard on ‘Ever Mind,’ one ofUntoward's least amiable onslaughts of prickly noise. Go ahead, cuddle it.”


Hear for yourself as “Ever Mind” grabs you by the throat and twirls you round and round, round and round, round and round… DO IT HERE.


The previously uncaged “Pack Up Your Shit” from Untoward is shredding via Invisible OrangesHERE.

1 day ago

Album Review: The Dagger - The Dagger

Album Review: The Dagger – The Dagger

The Dagger - The Dagger

The Dagger [Sweden]
The Dagger
Full Length
Century Media Records
Heavy Metal/Hard Rock

We already know the love for the old school with the ever-increasing number of bands emulating the style that Sweden pioneered, particularly in the death metal genre. On the other hand, there is an increasing number of Swedes moving away from their extreme metal roots, what with bands like Enforcerfeaturin…

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Album Review: Coffinborn - Beneath the Cemetery

Album Review: Coffinborn – Beneath the Cemetery

Coffinborn - Beneath the Cemetery

Conffinborn [Hungary]
Beneath the Cemetery
Xtreem Music
Death Metal

Featuring members of such bands as Morbid Carnage and GravecrusherCoffinborn is one of the latest Hungarian death metal exports, and this year sees the release of their debut dosage of filthiness under Xtreem Music. With myself being very much a fan of Morbid Carnage‘s addictive and energetic style of thrash metal, it…

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SATURN Premiere Song From Debut Album Ascending (Live in Space) on Decibel Magazine’s “Deciblog”

SATURN will release their debut album Ascending (Live in Space) on August 5th in North America via Rise Above Records.  The album can be pre-ordered from Amazon on Vinyl and CD. Today Decibel Magazine’s “Deciblog” unveils another track from the Swedes.  The song called “So, You Have Chosen Death, can be exclusively streamed HERE.


Check out the song “Rokktori” HERE.


Heavy metal isn’t rocket science. The genre’s fundamental values and sonic staples may have been continually refined and redefined over the last four decades, but its core components remain the same as ever: volume, power, passion and imagination. And that’s where SATURN come in. While metal’s diversity has never been greater, there will always be something exhilarating about hearing a young band channeling the effervescent spirit of heavy music’s founding fathers; adding enough of their own identity to side-step dead-eyed repetition, but always exhibiting a profound love for and understanding of what makes the best music engage, endure and enlighten.SATURN's debut album Ascending encapsulates that idea with exquisitely naturalistic fervor. This is sound of the past, present and future colliding in a shower of riffs, melodies and otherworldly magic.


Drawn from a steady diet of Sabbath, UFO, Budgie, Deep Purple, Rainbow and, perhaps most importantly, the Judas Priest of Sad Wings Of Destiny and Sin After Sin, the SATURN sound is one that declares a sincere and unapologetic debt to the greats of a bygone era, but this is no lazy exercise in retro posturing. Instead, Ascending conjures its own distinctive world of epic grandeur and gritty oomph via the dexterous weaving of ageless, hallowed ingredients and a jolting injection of contemporary exuberance and verve. Songs like “Rokktori” and “Tower Of Terror” exude both a deep affinity with the blues and an intuitive grasp of what occurred when metal’s original blueprint mutated into the tougher tirades of NWOBHM. 


From the fiery clatter of opener “So, You Have Chosen Death”, through to astral mystery tour of the closing “Moonstone”, Ascending is an album that oozes a sense of timeless wonderment, as purity of intent and a fizzing, forceful delivery combine amid a batch of songs that revel in their mastery of hooks, grooves and hypnotic power. SATURN are dealing with universal truths, both in terms of their irresistibly classic gait and the conceptual blood flow that keeps the band’s collective heart pumping like a fleshy metronome. 


Hailing from the cities of Boras and Ulricehamn in south western Sweden,SATURN are further proof that the Swedes have an uncanny knack for producing bands that skillfully harness the vibrant essence of metal’s early years while bringing something entirely new and invigorating to the table. Beyond that, Ascending is an album that proclaims its creators as true originals and dedicated servants of rock’n’roll itself. Raw, untutored and freewheeling, and yet effortlessly succinct and emotionally impactful,SATURN's debut is a thrillingly accomplished statement of intent that also points to a cavernous well of future potential that these young diehards are eager to start delving into. One step at a time is the only way to go, andSATURN are striding forward with supreme confidence.


Ascending (Live in Space) Track Listing:

1. So, You Have Chosen Death

2. Rokktori

3. Over the Influence

4. Leadersheep

5. Peasant

6. Tower of Terror

7. Last Man in Space

8. Moonstone

4 days ago

BLOODTRUTH: Unique Leader To Drop Debut From Italian Death Dealers This Fall

California-based Unique Leader Records declares war with the addition of vicious Italian quartet,BLOODTRUTH, to their perpetually-expanding army of extreme metal architects.


Initially forged in 2009 as the side project of Fleshgod Apocalypse members Francesco Paoli and Paolo Rossi and now featuring the updated lineup of vocalist Luigi Valenti, guitarist Stefano Rossi Ciucci, bassist Riccardo Rogari and drummer Giacomo Torti, BLOODTRUTH heaves forth a sonic fire ball of speed, brutality and unadulterated hate. Fusing the cryptic atmosphere of early ’90s death metal and evocative Gregorian chant, representing the band’s homeland and history, with methodical technicality, BLOODTRUTH are ceaseless in their ear-lacerating capabilities.


Following their two-track promo released in 2012, BLOODTRUTH is ready to release their debut full-length, Obedience. Engineered by Francesco Paoli and Cristiano Trionfera (both of Fleshgod Apocalypse) at Sonic Hammer Studios, then mixed and mastered by Italian death metal producer and legend Stefano Morabito of 16th Cellars Studios (Hour Of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Eyeconoclast, Inherit Disease et al), the ten tracks on Obedience tap into a wealth of unadulterated lyrical hatred released through incinerating waves of limb-removing, guttural metal. Colin Marks of Rain Song Design (Exodus, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Kataklysm) created some of his most intense artwork for the release, the perfect summary of the level of extreme comprising Obedience.


Check out the Obedience teaser video at THIS LOCATION.


Obedience Track Listing:

1. Subvenite (Intro)

2. Surrounded By Blind Bigots

3. Throes Of Death

4. Suppurating Of Deception

5. Coerced To Serve

6. Quench Your Thirst

7. Summoning The Heretics

8. Foresworn

9. March Of The Fools

10. Obedience


Unique Leader will unload Obedience on September 16th, 2014 with further BLOODTRUTH intel to be released in the weeks to come.

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SEPULTURA: Brazilian Metal Icons To Release ‘Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio’

In celebration of an astounding thirty-year career, SEPULTURA — who stands among Brazil’s most successful bands ever — will unleash a new live offering entitled Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins - Alive At Rock In Rio.

SEPULTURA: Brazilian Metal Icons To Release ‘Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio’

In celebration of an astounding thirty-year career, SEPULTURA — who stands among Brazil’s most successful bands ever — will unleash a new live offering entitled Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins - Alive At Rock In Rio.

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BEYOND CREATION: ‘Elusive Reverence’ Available For Streaming

BEYOND CREATION: ‘Elusive Reverence’ Available For Streaming

Canadian progressive death metallers BEYOND CREATION have announced the release of their new album! The follow-up to 2011’s highly-acclaimed ‘The Aura’ is entitled ‘Earthborn Evolution’ and has been scheduled for an October 24th release (October 28th in North America). New track “Elusive Reverence” is now streaming via the SoundCloud widget below.

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NIGHTBRINGER Streaming New Track Off ‘Ego Dominus Tuus’

NIGHTBRINGER Streaming New Track Off ‘Ego Dominus Tuus’

Colorado black metal cult NIGHTBRINGER are streaming the first track taken from their new album, ‘Ego Dominus Tuus’. The new track, “Et Nox Illuminatio Mea In Deliciis Meis” is streaming now using the SoundCloud widget below.

The follow-up to their third full-length ‘Hierophany Of The Open Grave’ will be released on the Season of Mist Underground Activists division on September 26th (September…

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