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Last updated on April 21, 2014 at 11:32 AM ET
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It is with great pride that Xtreem Music announces the addition to its roster of U.K. death metal outfit Warlord for the release of "We Die As One" this coming June. The label comments:
"Formed back in 1993, releasing two demos and signing to Nuclear Blast with whom they released their acclaimed debut album 'Maximum Carnage' in 1996, the band later did split in '98 and reformed in 2008 releasing a 2nd album entitled 'Evil Within' in 2010 on british label Copro Rec. and a 3rd sef-financed album 'We Die As One' in 2013.
"It was this 3rd work the one that caught the attention of Xtreem Music that offered a deal to the band and after months of negotiations, we're honoured to say that Warlord U.K. belongs to the Xtreem Music family where they have found a safe place to give their honest and authentic incarnation of Death Metal, a fair treatment and get the recognition they deserve.
"Deeply rooted in the British classic death metal sound of their countrymates Bolt Thrower & Benediction, Warlord U.K. completes the triad with their heavy and epic Death Metal that will definitely please every fan of such bands."
Warlord's main man and original member Mark "Warlord" White commented: "We are proud to be signed to Xtreem Music and looking forward to a good working and friendly relationship, I myself know this is a great opportunity for Warlord UK to excel and start to get the attention we think we deserve after all these years of hard work and dedication to the brutality genre. Bands performing extreme music need an extreme label so who better than Xtreem Music. Warlord UK onwards and upwards!!!" More...
A modernized, fancy van sat in the parking lot of Emo's in Austin, Texas. Goatwhore's Sammy Duet sat inside the van drinking a beer. The group's bassist, James Harvey, stood outside. Both gave a running commentary on the band's new album "Constricting Rage Of The Merciless," which raged through the van's speakers. Sammy told me that I didn't hear the album, so I there will be no descriptions of the album in this introduction, although I will comment on the track "Baring Teeth For Revolt" because the group premiered this song during their set.
I didn't approach Goatwhore's van to hang out and hear new tunes. I was there looking for Ben Falgoust to set up an interview time. The clearly visible members of Goatwhore sitting in an open van seemed rather inviting, at least for approaching the band for an interview. A man with long, blonde hair and goatee spoke with a European accent I couldn't place. I thought he was a member of Behemoth hanging out with Goatwhore. He actually was Archaon, guitarist of 1349 and the Goatwhore members were sitting in his group's van.
I learned this fact of van ownership during my interview with Falgoust a couple hours later. We discussed this massive tour that the band had only just begun. In the following interview, we also talk about the band's forthcoming full-length "Constricting Rage Of The Merciless."
Rex_84: Goatwhore has a new album, "Constricting Rage of the Merciless," on the rise. You have a way for fans to purchase it at your shows. More...
Today, singular Swedish black metal outfit Vanhelga streams the entirety of the band's new third album, "Längtan," set for release April 28th via Art Of Propaganda.
Give the full album a listen below, courtesy of Terrorizer.com. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Vanhelga was formed in Linköping, Sweden, in 2001 by J. Ottosson, AKA 145188, who got together with like-minded musicians in order to finally breathe life into his vision, something he had not been able to do with any previous bands and musicians he had worked with. Through music and lyrics, Vanhelga - which, translated from Swedish, means 'Profane' - explores the darker side of humanity, the one that few will admit exists, but which nevertheless is a huge part of every individual's existence.
"Vanhelga's music can doubtlessly be classed as black metal, but that would be too restrictive a definition. Their music is cold and sinister, but with melodies and melancholic moments that can draw you in and lull you into a false sense of security before you realize, too late, that you have been caught in an ominous web of sound that sends shivers down your spine. With their second full-length album, 2012's Höst, receiving high praise from both the press and the fans, Vanhelga has been hailed by many critics as one of the most exciting bands to emerge from Sweden in recent years.
"The upcoming release of Längtan, coupled with the band's intense stage presence, will only serve to confirm and strengthen this opinion and expand Vanhelga's ever-growing fanbase." More...
Wovenwar - featuring the talents of Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar), Phil Sgrosso (guitar), and Josh Gilbert (bass/vocals) of act As I Lay Dying and Shane Blay (vocals) of Oh, Sleeper - has just released the first single titled "All Rise."
The track off the band's upcoming self-titled debut, due out in late Summer, 2014. Check out the song below or over at the official Wovenwar site here.
Over approximately the last year, Wovewar completed work on the new material recorded with producer Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag), with mixing duties currently being handled by Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Machine Head, Trivium). Further details on the release are forthcoming. More...