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Last updated on April 18, 2015 at 2:52 PM ET
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12 news articles posted on this day.
Spanish band Phantom Mask has a track available online for streaming titled "Arquitect Insane," which can be heard below and comes of the 2015 EP "Legacy Of Fire." For more info on Phantom Mask, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Wolfchant has checked in with the following announcement about bringing on two new band members:
"WE ARE BACK AGAIN! Wolfchant are complete again! We proudly present the new members: Sertorius on the bass and Gorthrim on the guitar
"We already did the first successfully Rehearsals and we will announce Shows and Festivals within the next days.
"Also the new album BLOODWINTER is ready to be unleashed, soon! So be prepared! DAS ALTE BOLLWERK STEHT!" More...
Ianoda is a new black metal project based in Romania, and today the band released its first song entitled "Q Theodicy." Give it a listen below, or snag a digital copy of the track at the Ianoda Bandcamp page here.
Croatia's Ashes Of Eternity has a new demo track online for streaming, titled "Our Last Curse," which can be heard below and comes off the aptly titled "Demo Of Eternity 2015." Ashes Of Eternity consists of:
Filip Loncar - Vocals
Goran Forgac - Guitar
Nikola Buljan - Guitar
Antonio Vlahov - Bass
Robert Ban Bebek - Drums
Tennessee death grinders Coathanger Abortion are back with an all new oozing discharge of southern styled brutality. "Observations of Humanity" will drop on June 2nd via Comatose Music, with the label having this to say about Coathanger Abortion:
"Formed in 2000, they have been very active over the years, creating wide spread disorder and blazing a moonshine fueled path of destruction on the road with five US tours, one Canadian tour, plus many festival appearances.
"Coathanger Abortion spent the past six years building up to ‘Observations of Humanity’, the impressive follow up to 2009's ‘Dying Breed’. This new album stays true to their time tested formula of catchy songs with a raw and old school vibe reminiscent of the 1990's." More...
The long running Argentinian death metal band Prion is back with its first new full length since 2008, due out via Comatose Music. The label comments:
"‘Uncertain Process’ is a relentless journey throughout ten tracks of torturous aggression, meticulously crafted for maximum carnage. The inevitable evolution of Prion during the past seven years is evident with their more sophisticated song structures and enhanced production quality when compared to 2008's ‘Impressions/’
"In addition to the new CD, this release also comes with a bonus DVD ‘This is How Argentina Bled,’ containing a full live set professionally filmed at The Roxy Live, Buenos Aires in 2013. The CD and DVD are packaged together in a double jewel case with incredible artwork by Marco Hasmann. Also look out for Prion on their European Tour 2015 in September with Avulsed and Natron." More...
Speedtrap’s sophomore album, "Straight Shooter," will hit the shops on September 11th via Svart Records, and the new single, also titled "Straight Shooter," will be made available on vinyl on June 12th. Check out the song below.
Speedtrap's debut album, "Powerdose," took many by surprise and left many established acts eating dust on several end-of-the-year lists in 2013. Since then, Speedtrap has performed across the European continent and also gone through some lineup changes: Jaakko Hietakangas (ex-Ranger) has joined the ranks as second guitarist, and Antti Salminen has taken up bass duties while earlier bassist Markus Hietamies has switched to the drum-set. More...
Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce the release of the new studio album from good-time rock n’ rollers Trixter, entitled "Human Era," on June 5th in Europe and June 9th in North America.
“After the success of our last album, 'New Audio Machine,' we felt more confident than ever in making another top notch album. I’m so proud to say that after more than 25 years of making records, Trixter is getting better and better. 'Human Era' will show the world this band at it's finest,” says lead guitarist Steve Brown. The track listing is as follows:
1. Rockin' To The Edge Of The Night
2. Crash That Party
3. Not Like All The Rest
4. For You
5. Every Second Counts
6. Beats Me Up
7. Good Times Now
8. Midnight In Your Eyes
9. All Night Long
10. Soul Of A Lovin' Man
11. Human Era
12. Always a Victim (Acoustic version - bonus track iTunes)
13. Road of a Thousand Dreams (Re-recorded version - bonus track iTunes) More...
The Order Of Apollyon premieres the lyric video of "Our Flowers are the Sword and the Dagger" taken from the new album "The Sword and the Dagger". Explains mastermind B.S.T. (Aosoth, ex-Balrog, ex-Aborted): "This track's lyrics are about martyrdom, and how sacrifices win wars. Aside from the obvious allusion to Christ, one can read into this references to the Muslim tradition, as well as various forms of indoctrinations from regimes that lead their devotees to Glorious Deaths".
Check out now the new clip below.
Portuguese/Dutch black metal outfit Israthoum premieres the track titled "Alleviate, Elevate" taken from the new three-song EP "Antru Kald" which will be released by Daemon Worship Productions on Walpurgis (April 30) in a trifold digisleeve, and eventually later as a one-sided MLP with a laser etching.
Check out now "Alleviate, Elevate" below.
Just For Fun
Andy Rehfeldt is famous for doing hilarious death metal mashups, for example his death metal version of Mary Poppins' death metal version of "Dupercalifragilisticexpialidocious". This time Rehfeldt satirizes a scene from 2003's Anger Management when Jack Nicholson shows Adam Sandler how to relieve stress singing "I Feel Pretty" from West Side Story.
Check it out below.
Invade TV premieres a short documentary on Polish blackened death metallers Behemoth featuring frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski's transformation from normality backstage to when he steps out in front of the live audience in full character.
Check out the two-part feature in the player below.