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Last updated on March 12, 2014 at 1:12 PM ET
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11 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Hells Headbangers has announced April 29th as the drop date for two early, seminal Centurian releases: the band's "Choronzonic Chaos Gods" debut and the preceding "Of Purest Fire" demo. The label comments on the coming re-issues:
"Originally released in 1999, Hells Headbangers is proud to present a well-earned reissue of Centurian's classic debut album, 'Choronzonic Chaos Gods.' Very aptly titled, Choronzonic Chaos Gods is a veritable vortex of chaos magick executed with military precision. Centurian at this stage could accurately be described as 'death metal,' but the ever-cyclonic, ever-coiling whirlwinds unleashed by the band take on a form more supernatural than physical.
"As such, Centurian's debut album found much favor with the black metal faithful at the time, as well as those who held hope for a flagging death metal scene; not for nothing was it released by the esteemed Full Moon Productions label. Now, Hells Headbangers unleashes Choronzonic Chaos Gods, out of print for years, on CD and, for the first time ever, vinyl LP."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Damned and Dead
2. The Law of Burning
3. Hail Caligula!!!
4. Misanthropic Luciferian Onslaught
5. Let Jesus Bleed
6. Blood for Satan
8. Cross of Fury
9. In the Name of Chaos More...
Dublin-based doom trio Dread Sovereign - featuring two members of longtime Irish metal clan Primordial - today sets loose a massive new hymn from debut album, "All Hell's Martyrs," Listen to "Cathars To Their Doom" at Pitchfork.com here.
"All Hell's Martyrs" will see official release on March 21st through Germany's cult label, Ván Records. Preorders for the CD and LP versions of the album are available here.
Following the 2013 release of "Pray To The Devil In Man" 12" EP, Dread Sovereign entered Dublin's Sun Studios in September to record "All Hell's Martyrs." The track listing is as follows:
1. Drink The Wine
2. Thirteen Clergy
3. Cthulu Opiate Haze (streaming here)
4. The Devil's Venom
5. Pray To The Devil In Man
6. Scourging Iron
7. The Great Beast
8. We Wield The Spear Of Longinus
9. Cathars To Their Doom
10. All Hell's Martyrs, Transmissions From The Devil Star
Feedback-laden, instrumental bass and drum duo Black Tar Prophet will release a second full-length next month via Domestic Genocide Records.
Titled "Deafen," the nine track behemoth was recorded live with Max Otworth (Lysura, Venality) at Sonic Hex Recording Compound. Comments bassist/noise enthusiast Greg Swinehart:
"When we tracked this album, we planned on keeping a strong, raw, live sound. We didn't want an overproduced sounding record. We don't want to be the same shit as all the other bands out there. People like us or hate us. And fuck it either way. The backbone behind Black Tar Prophet is hate mixed with a big fuck you.
"We're not trying to jump on any bandwagon. We play what we like. And whatever genre it is, we don't care. We are happy working with Domestic Genocide and hope to provide more noise before 2015, book as many shows as we can, and stay active, as we have been the past three years." More...
U.K. outfit Pombagira will be returning this fall with a new album to be released by Svart Records. Titled "Flesh Throne Press," the album will be available on CD, double-vinyl LP, and digital. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Pombagira was formed in 2008 by Peter Hamilton-Giles and Carolyn Hamilton-Giles out of a desire to reset the controls for the heart of the heavy. Having set out as a more typical doom/sludge band, across the course of their previous five albums, they've turned their attention to exploring the psychedelic in musical composition.
"This was realized the most in their most recent release, Maleficia Lamiah, which received across-the-board praise for its innovative approach. This moved them away for just being notorious for their sheer volume, using a backline not dissimilar in stature to Sunn o))). Although this may not necessary be the complete emphasis for the band, they continue to be one of the loudest and most oppressive bands to witness live. However, this has been colored by incorporating a psych-o-delic light show."
Commenting on the imminent "Flesh Throne Press," Peter Hamilton-Giles states, "In many ways, this album solidifies a connection between the written word composed within the Grimoire of the Baron Citadel to be published by later this year by Three Hands Press, which I am currently writing, and the ongoing ritual work to serve the forgotten and fallen. The Flesh Throne Press is therefore a reference to the visceral experience of the grave dirt that presses in on the flesh during the initiatory procedure for approaching the crossroads."
The band feels the new album encompasses everything it has done before, while also find new ways to innovate the music. Further details are forthcoming. More...
Russian avant-garde, post-metal band Poseidon has inked a deal with Argonauta Records. The label comments:
"Poseidon founded in 2011 in the land where, as the legend says, once was Tethys Sea - Stavropol city, Russia – began at the end of 2011 releasing the single 'Portals' followed by the single 'Lotuses burning in the fire of Hell' in 2012, showcasing more of an extreme progressive metal sound.
"In September 2013 Poseidon released the EP 'III,' which has more post-metal and atmospheric influences, with a lot of clean male vocals. Today, the distinctive features of Poseidon’s music are the use of orchestration for visual imagery and more cinematic post metal, where avant-garde and post metal collide creating an original wall of sound, reminding of the aggressive tunes of The Ocean and the theatrical touch of Ved Buens Ende."
The new album "Infinity" will soon see release as a digisleeve CD edition, limited to 300 copies worldwide. More...
Exeter-based crust/grind act Human Cull is gearing up for the release of "Stillborn Nation," which is slated to drop like an atomic bomb on March 31st, 2014.
Today Metalunderground.com brings the official U.S. premiere of all 23 tracks off the album: 22 of insane grind mayhem all capped by a final sludgy, slow moving battering ram of a finale. Listen to all of "Stillborn Nation" below, and you can also pre-order your own copy at this location.
Formed in 2011 from the ashes of a previous act, the band’s sound is influenced by 80’s grindcore and crust bands such as Napalm Death, Doom, Fear of God, Discharge & Terrorizer as well as more recent acts such as Nasum, Gadget, Nuclear Death Terror and 324.
Perpetual End has a new official lyric video out now for "A Perfect Storm," taken from the album "Blood Complex." The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Worms in the Night
2. Blood Complex
4. A Perfect Storm
5. I'm on Fire
6. Find Your Way Back
7. Bird of Prey
8. Earth and Soil
Finnish thrashers Lost Society released the third part in the ongoing track-by-track video series for the band's upcoming sophomore effort "Terror Hungry." The album drops on April 1, 2014 (US), April 4, 2014 (EU) and April 7, 2014 (UK) via Nuclear Blast Records.
The track list for the album is:
2. Game Over
4. Lethal Pleasure
5. Terror Hungry
6. Snowroad Blowout
7. Tyrant Takeover
8. Overdosed Brain
9. Thrashed Reality
11. Brewtal Awakening
12. Mosh It Up
13. Wasted After Midnight
14. You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll (Twisted Sister Cover) (Bonus Track)
Check out the clip here: More...
Finland's Profane Omen released a new music video for the track "Trails." The song appears on the new release "Reset," which is set to drop via Spinefarm Records on March 14th. The video was directed by Tage Rönnqvist.
The track list for "Reset" is:
1. The Instigator
2. Mind the Trap
7. The Ego
8. The Garden
9. Sonic Wings
Check out "Trails" here: More...
U.K. traditional metal act Monument is streaming the new single "Crusaders." The song will appear on the upcoming debut full length album "Renegades," which is out May 16th via MGR Music.
The new release will also feature the track "Runaway," the video for which can be seen over at this location. Check out "Crusaders" here:
The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization, announced that newly discovered Long Island, NY power metal band, Shadowstrike has been confirmed for Warriors Of Metal Fest VII, which takes place at O'Sheckys Live Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio from June 27th-28th.
ShadowStrike guitarist and vocalist Matthaus Krais states: "We are all very excited to be a part of Warriors Of Metal Fest VII. This will not only be our first time performing in Ohio, but it will be our first time performing in the Midwest period. There are many amazing bands playing this festival and we can't wait to see them all perform as well as share the stage with them and of course bring our music to all the fans!"
The band previously posted "Gales of Winter" off their forthcoming EP "Infinite Power," which can be heard at this location.
More information about the festival, including ticket information can be found over here. The latest lineup for the festival includes:
Pre-Fest Showcase - Thursday, June 26: ETERNAL LEGACY (headliner) AUTOMATON, DEADIRON, LOWER 13, DETHRATS, GRAVE ROBBER, SPLIT THE ABYSS and WINTERHYMN.
Warriors Of Metal Fest VII - Main Festival - Friday, June 27 & Saturday June 28: ARMORY, A SOUND OF THUNDER, A TORTURED SOUL, BENEDICTUM w/ special guest LEATHER LEONE, BEYOND FALLEN, BURNING SHADOWS, CELLADOR, CRUSADER, FLESH ENGINE, LORDS OF THE TRIDENT, MITHRIDIUM, NOBLE BEAST, RESISTANCE, RESTLESS BREED, SHADOWSTRIKE, SHALLOW GROUND, STEEL ASSASSIN, VALHALLA and ZEPHANIAH. More...