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Last updated on March 14, 2014 at 9:43 AM ET
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11 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Comatose Music will release "A New Code of Morality" from UK brutalists Twitch Of The Death Nerve on April 29th. The band was formed in 2004 as a side project of Tom Bradfield and Tom Carter from Infected Disarray and Beef Conspiracy.
After releasing a split CD, the pair continued with their other projects (including Grindethic Records and Repulsive Dissection) while at the same time working on tracks for a full length release. The line-up was later completed by recruiting Defeated Sanity drummer Lille Gruber, and the band began working on their debut.
"A New Code of Morality" is now finally complete and is presented along with some gruesomely epic Marco Hasmann artwork. Album track "Peculiar Perversions Particular to the Piquerist" is now streaming below.
Australian thrash act Hidden Intent has signed on with Punishment 18 Records. The debut album "Walking Through Hell," originally self-released, will be released through the label on April 28th.
The band is:
Phil Bennet – Guitar, backing vocals
Jay Rahaley – Lead drums
Chris McEwen – Lead bass, lead vocals
The track list for the album is:
2. Walking Through Hell
3. Through Your Eyes
5. Die Inside
6. Good Friday Thrash
7. Get What You Can Get
8. Face Your Demon
9. Creature of Habit
10. Bass Wankage
11. Black Hole More...
Legendary UK progressive rock act Magnum posted samples of the upcoming new album "Escape From the Shadow Garden." The album is set for release on March 19, 2014 (Scandinavia), March 21st (Germany), March 24th (EU) and April 1st (North America) via Steamhammer/SPV Records.
The track list is:
1. Live ‘Til You Die
2. Unwritten Sacrifice
3. Falling For The Big Plan
4. Crying In The Rain
5. Too Many Clowns
6. Midnight Angel
7. The Art Of Compromise
8. Don’t Fall Asleep
9. Wisdom’s Had Its Day
10. Burning River
11. The Valley Of Tears
Check out the samples here: More...
The first issue of Toxic Kaos Magazine is here, a gratuitous, quarterly-issued hard-copy periodical that Kaotoxin records has started issuing along with its CD compilations and orders starting in January.
Featuring 44 full-color pages, the (French written) debut issue #1 of the label's magazine features interviews with the likes of Benighted, Master, Brutal Truth, Gorod, Eye Of Solitude, We All Die (laughing), Exivious, Tides From Nebula, Mercyless, Bliss Of Flesh, Insain, Reptilian Death, The Lumberjack Feedback, Izegrim, Miserable Failure, Nephren-Ka, Total Fucking Destruction and many more as well as reviews and features.
Toxic Kaos comes free of charge and will ship with all orders at the Kaotoxin Shop or Kaotoxin Digital Shop. Copies will soon be available through our partners - Apathia Records, Bones Brigade Records, Dooweet Records, Listenable Records, Osmose Productions, PRC Music, Season Of Mist Records, Trendkill Records as well as at various gigs and shops around France, Belgium, (French-speaking) Canada, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Get more information over at this site.
Cruz Del Sur music is welcoming Finnish sensational newcomers Mausoleum Gate to its roster. The band is retro hard rock/heavy metal, deeply rooted in a late 70's/early 80's atmosphere, forged in the blood of Saxon, in the power and rudeness of the NWOBHM movement, in the spritual, epic nature of Cirith Ungol but even in the elegance of Uriah Heep.
Mausoleum Gate will release its self-titled debut album in mid-October under the sign of Cruz Del Sur Music, on compact disc, vinyl and digital formats. Their sold-out cassette EP "Gateways For the Wicked" will be soon re-pressed by the band itself on compact disc, to be distributed at the next Keep It True festival. Listen to a couple studio selections from Mausoleum Gate over at this location.
Italian melodic power metal act Etherna, featuring Vision Divine's Alessio "Tom" Lucatti (keyboards), will release the sophomore album "Forgotten Beholder" on March 24th via Valery Records. The album marks the first release from the band since the 2008 self-titled debut release. The album is also the first to feature vocalist Andrea Racco (Opening Scenery), who joined the band in 2012.
Check out a teaser clip for the album here: More...
Shadow Kingdom Records will reissue a Doom Metal classic called "Salvation's Answer" from Baltimore's Revelation on April 29th. Check out the album stream over at the label's bandcamp page and below in the player. Shadow Kingdom's Tim McGrogan gives us the rundown:
"Shadow Kingdom Records is thrilled to finally re-issue a groundbreaking 90's doom metal classic - Revelation - 'Salvation's Answer.' This was originally released on the classic Rise Above Records all the way back in 1991. It was one of their first releases when they started the label.
Even today, there's nothing quite like this album, a lost gem stuck in the sands of time. Very few bands have been influenced by Revelation's unique brand of progressive doom metal. This is a special album that will only attract people who are really looking for sub-basement classics."
Italian symphonic metal act Evenoire announced that the sophomore full length LP will be entitled "Herons." The album is set for release on April 15th via Scarlet Records. The first single "Drops of Amber" is streaming in the player below.
The album's track list is:
2. Drops of Amber
3. Seasons of Decay
4. Love Enslaves
5. The Newborn Spring
6. When the Sun Sets
7. Tears of Medusa
8. Devil’s Signs
9. The Lady of the Game
10. Wild Females More...
Shadow Kingdom Records has announced the latest in a string of Manilla Road reissues with the Wichita, KS band's sixth album, "Mystification." Manilla Road's official sixth full-length is the last of what many longtime fans consider as their most classic 'golden years' period. "Mystification" will be officially re-released via the label on April 29th.
"Mystification" marked Manilla Road's first foray into the realm of thrash metal. The band had played with faster tempos on previous albums, but this is a record that delivered an intensity comparable to early Slayer. Manilla Road mainman Mark Shelton proved himself to be one of heavy metal's most skilled songwriters with this flawless mix of classic and thrash metal.
This reissue is noteworthy for being the first edition of "Mystification" to be released on CD in the original song order along with the original mixing and mastering. This will be a huge treat for fans that have never heard the album this way because the re-issue done in the year 2000, was mixed and mastered differently along with the track order switched around. You'll finally be able to hear the way it was originally was back in 1987.
Vanishing Point released a new lyric video for the new track "Circle of Fire." The song appears on the latest release "Distant Is The Sun," which was just released in North America 10 days ago.
The track listing for the album is as follows:
1. Beyond Redemption (Intro)
2. King Of Empty Promises
3. Distant Is The Sun (streaming here)
4. When Truth Lies (see music video here)
5. Circle Of Fire
6. Let The River Run
7. Denied Deliverance
8. Story Of Misery
9. Era Zero
10. Pillars Of Sand
11. As December Fades
12. Handful Of Hope
13. Walls Of Silence
14. April (Instrumental)
Check out the lyric video here: More...
Exorcism, the doom metal band comprised of Raven Lord members Csaba Zvekan (Vocals), Joe Stump (Guitars), Lucio Manca (Bass) along with drummer Garry King, is streaming the new track "Voodoo Jesus." The song is the first full track stream from the debut album "I Am God," which drops on April 25th via GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music.
The album was produced by Csaba Zvekan and contains the following track list:
1. End Of Days
2. I Am God
3. Voodoo Jesus
4. Last Rock'N Roll
5. Master Of Evil
8. Stay In Hell
9. Fade The Day
10. Zero G
Check out "Voodoo Jesus" here: More...