Satanath Records is keeping it real 'n raw in the underground, this time via sub-label Symbol Of Domination in cooperation with Obscure Abhorrence Productions.
That trinity of label involvement will see the release of new album "J'aurais dû" from Swiss raw black metal band Pure on May 13th, 2017.
Ahead of that release date we've got an exclusive U.S. premiere of new track "Le Silence Mortel" - check it out in the YouTube video below.
Pure was founded by Bornyhake (known from Borgne, Enoid, Deathrow, Darvaza, ex-Kawir, and others), and the band name very much fits the sound on this fourth album, which is as pure old school black metal as you can get without a time machine.
The lyrics, all in French, describe the worst and best moments of Bornyhake's life. You can check out previous releases from the project at Bandcamp here or follow the latest on Pure via Facebook. The new album's track listing is as follows:
01. Anonyme et sans visage
02. Je tuerais le monde pour ta lumière
03. Le silence mortel
04. Le jour où je suis mort
05. J'aurais dû
06. Solitude More...
Death metal group Amentia from Belarus is gearing up to release the "Scourge" album this coming May 8th, 2017 via Satanath Records and Amputated Vein Records.
Today we're premiering a new lyric video off the album - check out "I Don't Believe" below. Although you might suspect it was an anthem of disbelief, instead this track deals with a junkie chasing after that elusive high.
Third full-length album "Scourge" features seven uncompromising tracks aimed at killing your brain cells with each second of brutal sound. Get ready for chopping ax rhythmic riffs, machine gun bursts of drum fills and blast beats, perverted paranoid solos, soul-destroying vocals, and grinding virtuosic bass.
01. Kill Me
02. I Don't Believe
04. Slow Decay
05. Noble Death
06. Sentence Executioner
07. Paranoia More...
Ready for the vagina of the whole goddamn world to be opened up to you? Electronic rock group Justin Symbol & The God Bombs is set to release a second full-length album this coming fall titled "GΩDHEAD."
Today we're officially premiering a whacked out, psychedelic, bizarre-as-fuck music video for the title track - check it out below!
The "GΩDHEAD" music video was filmed in Joshua Tree, CA in June 2016 during an extreme heat wave that killed at least one person.
It stars Justin Symbol, Will Evil, Jabbath Kadabra, and John Doll (aka The God Bombs) plus Ryan Frankenstein (of the band Our Frankenstein) and Angel Nightmare (of the band Midnight Nighmare).
The video was filmed in homage to 70s psychedelic/occult film makers such as Alejandro Jodorowsky and Kenneth Anger and tells the story of Justin Symbol's quest for a mystical cactus shaped microphone atop a mountain in Joshua Tree. He is challenged along the way by various evil forces attempting to thwart his conquest. More...
Russian blackend death metal troupe Freiheit is gearing up to release a new album titled "Madness. Hatred. Death" via Grimm Distribution.
While the album may not be dropping until May 5th, today we've got an advance listen of an all-consuming banger of a track that roughly translates to "The Corps of Death."
Freiheit is a young metal band hailing from Arkhangelsk, Russia and the name is translated as “Freedom” from German, since the members do not limit themselves in their work, and typical genre rules don't mean much for them either. Freiheit is freedom of self-expression, with no place for pleasing political and religious dogmas.
Need some smooth travel across the universe and into another plane of existence this morning? We've got a dimensional-pushing premiere for you to kick the week off with new track "Planes Of Creation" from The Thirteen Sun!
"Planes Of Creation" is taken off "Stardust," the debut album from these Transylvanian progressive metal Argonauts, and is due to be released on May 12th. Pre-orders are online here.
The story of the band begins in 2011 when Radu (vocals and lead guitars) started writing the first songs together with Marius Muntean (keyboards). They both came at that particular time from different areas of musical styles but had a lot of common roots as well and the idea to create music combining elements from different genres to strike a balance.
This later became the essence of the whole project, making music through shared experiences that is set to make one escape the confinements of routine and be able to gaze outside the limits. Because the night skies often brings one to wonder of the limitless possibilities surrounding us, it occurred as a natural outlet to set a starting point of the story that would unfold from that sea of possibilities above.
In 2012 Septimiu Harsan (drums) and Marius Licu (guitars) joined the band and the structure of the songs was then crystallized for what was to become the first material, a self-released EP named "Genesis" in December of 2012. In 2016 The band started recordings a first proper studio album named "Stardust" in Consonance Studio (Timisoara) having Edmond Karban (Negura Bunget/Dordeduh) as producer and also as guest vocals on the album, with the mastering being done by Martin Zeller.
Having an atmospheric touch in its essence and also an experimental side to the entire concept, the band has found an ideal place to expose the light of the "Stardust" album, that place being Aural Music, where experimental and ambient are very familiar words and boundaries are being redefined and explored constantly. More...
Uruguay black metal project Opus Diaboli - the work of one L.W. Alexander - will release new album "Black Light Of Destruction" this coming May 10th, 2017 via Satanath Records and The Ritual Productions.
Today we're exclusively premiering the album's fifth track "In Flames," which can be heard below. "Black Light Of Destruction" is pure pummeling black metal from beginning to end; the synthesis of 12 years of work and the end of an era for Opus Diaboli.
Songs for this album were written in the period from 2005 to 2016 but each has a common concept... to destroy the veils of what is shown while seeking and find truth. Artwork was handled by Paint-It-Black Design and the full track listing is as follows:
02. Glory In Steel
03. Luciferian Black Light
04. Red Battlefield
05. In Flames
06. Better To Be A Mortal Than A Crucified Whore
07. Rivers Of Blood
08. Hymn Of Ragnarok
The Projectionist is a black metal band from Canada, formed and fronted by Lord Matzikeitus (ex-Idolatry).
The music is centered on themes of hatred and isolation, to evoke new unexplored domains of intellectual fury and bleakness in black metal with a complete despotic will.
Following a previous EP and full-length album, The Projectionist returns with "Exalted Solitude," which is seeing official release today via Appalachian Noise Records & The True Plague Records.
You can stream the entire album below, or pick up your own copy via Bandcamp or through Appalachian Noise here. The album features lavish artwork by Sang Ho Moon and Jan Pysander Whitney, and a guest guitar track by Christopher Hernandez of Xasthur. More...
The French black metal heretics forming Merrimack return with "Omegaphilia," their latest salvo of blasphemous brutality. Ahead of the impending June 9th release date, we're stoked to today premiere new advance song “The Falsified Son.”
Five years in the making, and honed over 20 years of devilish devotion to the dark arts, “Omegaphilia” sees these Parisian black metal traditionalists further refine an already formidable attack.
While other black metal bands fall off or grow soft with age, this blistering album sees Merrimack continuing to sharpen the blades. Check out the new song below, and you can pre-order your own copy of the album through Season Of Mist here. The full track listing is as follows:
1. Cauterizing Cosmos
2. The Falsified Son
3. Apophatic Weaponry (streaming here)
4. Gutters of Pain
5. Sights in the Abysmal Lure
6. Cesspool Coronation
7. At the Vanguard of Deception
Merrimack was founded by guitarist Perversifier in 1994 with a clear vision to keep the black metal flame burning as an act of aesthetic terrorism – adamantly based in the underground as opposed to any attempts to co-opt or commercialize. Follow the latest news on the band over here. More...
Despite only having formed less than 10 years ago, Hungarian solo experimental project Nagaarum has been incredibly prolific, coming up on a 14th (!) release already this coming May 3rd.
Today we're bringing you an exclusive advance track from the impending “Homo Maleficus” LP. Check out “Cipelok” in the player provided below. “Homo Maleficus” will see the light of day as a co-release between GrimmDistribution and NGC Prod on May 3rd, 2017.
Nagaarum represents a one-man formation, the predecessor of which started its activity in 2008 under the Pigbaloon moniker. He considers the project as a playground for his musical experiments, spanning from doom and ambient to post-rock with black metal being the notable other extreme. Besides his solo musical excursions, Nagaarum is one of the editors of Fémforgács, a cultic, Hungarian metal webzine with significant history, and he also plays in GuilThee and In Vacuo. You can keep up with him via Facebook.
01. A befalazott
02. Az elvhu
03. Vassal nevelt
05. Mens dominium
06. Dolgunk végeztével
Spain's Diabulus In Musica, the biggest symphonic metal act it's homeland has to offer, teamed up with Metal Underground.com for the premiere of the new live performance video of "Lies In Your Eyes." The song originally appeared on the band's 2010 debut full length release "Secrets." The live clip appears on the special edition digipak of the latest album "Dirge for the Archons," which is available now via Napalm Records at this location.
The footage for "Lies In Your Eyes" was captured at the Baluarte Congress Centre and Auditorium of Navarra backed by a symphony orchestra on November 14, 2015. The band commented:
"Here we present to you all one of the songs of the biggest Diabulus in Musica show so far!
"As a symphonic metal band, this concert was a dream come true! We could finally play our songs live as they have been conceived since we started, in no less than the best and biggest concert hall of our hometown Pamplona and with one of the best professionals in the local classical music field. We have to thank CCN (Navarra’s Chamber Choir) and everyone involved for driving such a fantastic initiative and bringing together with great success the metal and the classical audiences!
"'Lies in your Eyes' was one of the first songs we wrote as a band, so it was especially meaningful to us to perform it surrounded by a huge symphonic orchestra and choir. We could have never imagined that it would sound so awesome live!"
MetalUnderground.com is proud to present "Lies In Your Eyes" here: More...
Ready for a little audio chaos this morning? Ahead of the official release date this Friday the 21st, we're now exclusively premiering new album "Fuego Negro" from thrash / black metal crew Disorder.
The Salvadorian band will see "Fuego Negro" co-released via Satanath Records' sub-label Symbol Of Domination with Morbid Skull Records.
Get a full advance listen below, and pre-orders are now online here.
Although originally started in '93 by Jorge Montesino, difficulty finding members who didn't want to play grunge or alternative at the time meant a first demo wasn't recorded and released until '01. The project would then go dormant for another ten years, eventually reactivating with a new lineup that resulted in the "En El Rio Del Olvido" album.
Fast forward to 2017 and now “Fuego Negro” is confirmed to be release on CD format in a limited run of 666 copies. Follow the latest on the band at Facebook here and the album's full track listing is as follows:
1. Carroñeros De Justicia
2. Existencias Paralelas
3. Bajo El Yugo De La Ignorancia
5. Tiempos Violentos
6. Misantropica Barbarie
7. Fuego Negro More...
Ungraved Apparition will unleash new full-length album titled "Pulse_0" on April 23rd via GrimmDistribution, a label partner of Satanath Records.
As we near that release date, today we've got an exclusive premiere of the album's seventh track, which translates to "Extreme Phenomenon." Pre-orders for the album are online here.
The track assaults with a combination of several styles at once, telling a whole story from the first person. First we start with a blistering assault of technical death metal as the main character suddenly gets into a car accident. Then we shift to death metal with a slow swaying as demonized workers appear on the stage and take the main character to the local hospital branch. Soon a shift occurs towards metalcore as we see what happens within the walls of the filthy hospital, with sadistic masters watching on during a brutal bacchanalia. Finally we end with atmospheric some death / doom, with the main character eventually reaching the morgue and going through rigor mortis.
Ungraved Apparition hails from Ekaterinburg, Russia, and was founded in late 2014 by three members: Micky Babossa (guitar), Paul Kas (drums), and Leon Kratt (bass guitar). In the process of creating the material, the musicians felt the need for a powerful and heavier sound, thus in August 2015 Bones Taker joined them as the second guitarist, mainly for playing the solos. Accompanying him was Damned for the role of the vocalist.
The band's debut album "Pulse_0" is a concept of how musicians see the inner world of a person and his desperate struggle for every minute of life. For more info on the band, follow the official Ungraved Apparition website or VK page. More...
Ready for a trek through "The Forest?" Check out our exclusive premiere of this 11th track taken off "The Dark Army Raises," the impending album from Lucifer's Dungeon.
Lucifer's Dungeon was founded in 2008 by Cain Black in Thailand, where he lived from 2006 to 2010. Originally it was planned to be a one man band called Dark Cellar, and in 2009 a demo was recorded, but sadly was lost.
In 2010, after returning to Russia, Cain Black continued to write music and lyrics and later in 2014, he recruited Cerberus (drums) and Iscariot (concert bass player) from the group First Martyr. Debut album, "The Dark Army Raises," was recorded in February, after which Cerberus left the project due to his health, resulting in a cascade of lineup swaps as Iscariot switched to solo guitar, Goth Ghost switched to bass, and Denis Goncharov (Gromm) became the drummer.
"The Dark Army Raises" consists of both full ambient music and classic black metal tracks, with some songs combining these two genres. Pre-orders are online here. Due out May 7th, the album's track listing is as follows: More...
Swedish prominent melodic black / death metal act Netherbird is releasing a compilation album today, which features rarities & covers from the group's 13 year long journey.
You can pick up your copy of "Hymns From Realms Yonder" here, or check out our U.S. exclusive stream of the full album below.
Netherbird sprung into existence in October of 2004 in Stockholm, Sweden when Nephente, Bizmark, and Grim decided to start collaborating.
The goal was to create harsh metal with influences from both black and death metal without any regard or limitation when it comes to style. Since that journey began, the band has released four well-received albums featuring guest appearances from members of At the Gates, Katatonia, Lord Belial, Dissection, among others.
A broad retrospective of all rarities, covers and non-album tracks throughout Netherbird history, "Hymns From Realms Yonder" is a must-have for every collector. Tunes that were once available as digital releases only have now been gathered into one CD summarizing the band’s creative journey through the first decade of its existence. Written and recorded during different session and lineups, these songs present a staggering sonic rollercoaster when it comes to their sound, tone and atmosphere, at the same time remaining recognizable and keeping all the distinctive elements that made Netherbird what it is today.
Original tunes (single b-sides as well as limited EP’s material) are placed alongside several cover versions of renowned classics of metal, including Annihilator, Paradise Lost, and Sentenced. Vika Yermolyeva’s masterpiece piano rendition of "Pillars of the Sky" is definitely a rare gem to crown the album. Check out the full album below, and follow the latest on Netherbird at Facebook here. More...
Groundbreaking, taboo-shattering scrap metal crew Charlatan is gearing up to drop the "Remarkable" debut LP via Revival Recordings tomorrow - April 7th.
Forget waiting 24 hours to hear it though, because we're bringing you all 10 tracks early!
Check out the album below, produced and engineered by Dan Whittaker of High Vibe Recordings, and if you missed it, a recently launched video for the "China" track is also online right here.
Formed in 2008 in Salina, Utah by lead vocalist Grey and guitarist Austin Heath, it wasn't until 2013, after guitarist Tyler Baker Craig was added, that the zany musicians decided to spread some high-spirited, hard hitting music. Charlatan pokes fun at reality through sarcasm, irony and humor to show taking things too seriously only limits people in expressing their ideas.
Whether through goofy antics or thought-provoking music videos, Charlatan has managed to emphasize a unique brand of humor and respect for dialogue in every possible aspect. Frontman Grey comments:
"We like to think of each of our songs as the start of a conversation, usually conversations built on navigating very real and sensitive issues. The people we want to reach are those who aren’t afraid to express their opinions, whether they love us or hate us, and be part of that conversation.” More...
New post-black metal opus "The Erotics Of Disgust" will surprise you at every turn when it officially drops tomorrow, April 7th.
Ahead of that release date, today we've got the entire EP exclusively streaming in full below! Give it a listen, and if you dig this non-traditional sound, be sure to pre-order a copy over here.
Ghost Horizon consists of founder Dan Stollings (Ex Psychobliss, Severed Receptors) and drummer "Frog" Magus (Norse). Stollings comments that the EP "has been waiting in the darkness for quite a while now--it's been completed for months. It's been hard to let this EP into the world, because in a lot of ways, I'm sharing some pretty deep emotions that I would never talk about otherwise."
He goes on to say, "I've been through a lot of ups and downs in the process of it's creation, and I think that's reflected pretty heavily in the music. The decision to do the vocals myself was also a part of this realization that in order to portray exactly what I'm thinking, I need to use my own voice. Nothing on this album is perfect. I didn't want it to be perfect. At first I went into writing with the mentality that this will be the best produced thing I've ever done, but after finishing the vocals, I realized this thing needs to be raw. And so it was." More...
This coming New Release Friday is a big one, and amongst the deluge of freshly dropped music will be the "Spellcaster" EP from Witchapter.
Coming via Black Bow Records this Friday, April 7th, "Spellcaster" shows a blend of sludge and doom serving as the debut from the Witchapter trio. Formed by guitarist/vocalist Chris Grenfell in spring 2016 with Bobby Smith (bass) and Louie Spencer (drums), Witchapter’s personnel are by no means new to their trade. You can follow the latest on the band at Facebook here.
Before the official release date we're premiering all three tracks from this aptly-named EP online ahead of time - listen in below! Stylistically raw and stripped down, heavily de-tuned bass and rhythm guitars deliver a solid wall of super overdriven tones while the drums lead a thundering march through the mire of sludge and fog, with vocals adding the final cries of disparity.
The name Witchapter derives from a mutual respect and adoration for nature and the earth, particularly referencing a time when doing so was regarded as a crime. The band comments:
"Prior to the 13th century witchcraft involved a collection of practices and beliefs centered on healing. In practice this utilized ointments and potions prepared using natural ingredients and administered to the patient as a remedy for the particular ailment.
"This created a destabilizing effect on the church and it was not long before the clergy, empowered by a movement passed by the Roman Catholic leadership, began branding these ‘healers’ as witches and heretics, the punishment being for those found guilty: death by burning.
"The accused were forced to confess, even if innocent, via brutal torture and then burnt alive to purify their souls and ‘save them.' The lyrical content leans heavily on the accounting of these times and inspires the aesthetics chosen for the graphical representation of the music." More...
Back in February, Greek five-piece outfit Reflection inked a deal with the metal champions from Pitch Black Records.
Through this deal, new album "Bleed Babylon Bleed" arrives a full eight years after the band's last release and celebrates 25 years of Reflection with a rabid fan base that's been waiting a long time for new music.
Those fans only have a mere two days left to wait before the album sees official release, but today we're lucky enough to host a full advance stream - listen in below while you still can, as the album will only be up for 48 hours!
If you love your metal epic and melodic, you won't be disappointed. with these nine killer songs. Pre-orders are online right here, and the full track listing is as follows:
1. Marching to Glory
2. Glorious Victory
3. The Iron Tower
4. Fallen Shadow
5. Takla Makan
6. Time Traveller
8. Ruler of My Own Land (check out the lyric video below)
9. Bleed Babylon Bleed More...
Mammoth Mammoth - our favorite dirt rockers from Australia, delivers another powerful addition to a long list of prior convictions with the new album "Mount The Mountain."
It's cover features a barely clad desert siren peering over her terrain to either seduce or render a hellish curse upon those poor souls she lures. Aptly, the album echoes the same ‘one-two’ combo, with eleven power-fisted tracks that threaten to blow your mind - and smack you in the ear hole! "Mount the Mountain" drops on April 28th via Napalm Records.
Today the band teams up with MetalUnderground.com for the premiere of a new video clip for the song "Sleepwalker."
Stompers like "Sleepwalker," "Spellbound," "Hole In The Head" and "Kickin’ My Dog," gate crash there way into a sweaty, raucous, out-of-control, house party that’s been thrown by bunch of zombie bikers - and Mikey Tucker has just taken over as DJ. Then there’s the unsettling menace of songs like "Epitome," "Wild and Dead" and title track, "Mount the Mountain" - that lead us blindfolded into a hellish inferno of psyched-out riffs, and debauched, fist-pumping anthems. Here you realize that danger is your savior, and that fear is the party starter. More...
Greek band Disharmony - not to be confused with another Athens band of the exact same name that released latest album "Goddamn The Sun" last month - is due to drop second full-length album "The Abyss Noir" via GrimmDistribution on April 20th.
Ahead of that release, today we're exclusively premiering a lyric video for the title track off the album. Check it out below and let us know what you think!
Formed over two decades ago, Disharmony loves to combine various music influences ranging across heavy, doom, power, and progressive metal. After three demo releases, the band released debut full length titled "Shades Of Insanity" in 2014 via Noisehead Records, leading the band to open for legendary bands like Sanctuary and Arch Enemy in Greece and Cyprus.
A canvas of emotions, art, power, and melody comprise follow-up album "The Abyss Noir," with the title track featuring a dissonant riff progression together with sensational vocal deliveries.
01. The Abyss Noir
02. Vain Messiah
04. This Caravan
05. Disposable Heroes (Metallica cover)
06. A Song For A Friend More...