25 May 2017

URN "The Burning"



Finnish black/thrashers URN return with a new album, to be released by Iron Bonehead Productions on July 28th.

“The Burning” is the fourth album and marks the return since the last album, “Soul Destroyers” in 2008.

The band revealed cover artwork, by Rok - as you already noticed-, full tracklisting and the first preview track, “Sons Of The Northern Star”




Tracklisting
Intro - Resurrection
Celestial Light
Hail The King
Morbid Black Sorrow
Sons Of The Northern Star
Nocturnal Demons
Wolves Of Radiation
All Will End In Fire
Falling Paradise
The Burning





SOUNDS FROM THE DARK PAST...






R. U. DEAD?
“Scream Hatred”
…Simply Dead
1990 Demo


24 May 2017

SOUNDS FROM THE DARK PAST...





GORGUTS
“With Their Flesh, He´ll Create”
The Erosion Of Sanity
1993 Roadrunner

23 May 2017

AKATHARTA "Onryo (Wrath Of A Vengeful Ghost)" Premiere Track



They´re among us…AKATHARTA revealed the first song “Onryo (Wrath Of A Vengeful Ghost)” taken from the upcoming debut album “Spiritus Immundus”
The band confirmed that the release date will be 23rd June for Europe and 27th June for US on CD (vinyl version yet to be confirmed) through Pulverised Records.

Recorded at several studio locations and with the mixing and mastering duties meticulously helmed by Dennis "DerClint" Israel at Clintworks (Amon Amarth, Misery Index, 3 Inches Of Blood, etc), album cover artwork by Malaysian illustrator Irwan Ironworx (Bone Gnawer, Deathevoker, etc) and also with the iconic Lord Of Logos Christophe Szpajdel (Emperor, Old Man's Child, Enthroned, etc) putting his signature stamp on the band logo.

Grim, obscure, macabre, monumental funeral death doom!... “The Doom That Came From Darkness…”




TRACK LISTING:
Macabre Reflections In The Dark
Onryō (Wrath Of A Vengeful Ghost)
Tenebrarum In Aeternum
Nocturnal Interment
Phantasmagories
Transpierce The Umbra
Possessione Diabolica
Pneumata (CD Version)
Dethroned Emperor (Celtic Frost Cover)





SOUNDS FROM THE DARK PAST...





PUNGENT STENCH
“Embalmed In Sulphuric Acid”
For God Your Soul…For Me Your Flesh
1990 Nuclear Blast

22 May 2017

MEFISTO "I in the sky" New Song




Back to the roots…with those words Swedish Old School Metallers MEFISTO announced and unveiled the brand new track, “I In The Sky”, from the upcoming album to be released in October. Stay tuned for more details…







VALLENFYRE "An Apathetic Grave" Lyric Video



VALLENFYRE launched lyric video for “An Apathetic Grave”, new single from the upcoming full-length “Fear Those Who Fear Him”.

The Album will be released on June 2nd via Century Media  and will be available as Gatefold LP+CD on limited coloured and regular black 180 gram vinyl, as Special Edition Digipak (international version), Jewelcase CD (Canada, USA, Mexico only) and on all digital/streaming platforms.

Regarding the track, the band comments: "By total contrast to the previously released track "Kill All Your Masters" this one is an extremely miserable, crushing doom song about a man reachingthe end of his life and reflecting on the fitility of it all"







SOUNDS FROM THE DARK PAST...






SLAUGHTER
“F.O.D. (Fuck Of Death)”
Strappado
1987 Diabolic Force

18 May 2017

WORSHIP VINYL: ARMOURED ANGEL "Wings Of Death" Reissue





Hell yezzz! Hells Headbangers Records releases a special vinyl pressing of ARMOURED ANGEL's "Wings of Death" demo. "Wings Of Death" was the second demo of this great Australian band and it was originally released in 1989, on cassette and then a vinyl edition that´s long out of print..

Just like Hells Headbangers' earlier edition of “Communion” (the band´s third demo), this pressing is a one-sided 12" (red vinyl) with a photo silkscreened on Side B. A must!








IMPORTANT Tom G. Warrior about forthcoming CELTIC FROST reissues



Tom G. Warrior posted important words regarding his point of view about the forthcoming CELTIC FROST reissues. It´s worth reading so please click here




SOUNDS FROM THE DARK PAST...





ACROSTICHON
“Dehumanized”
“Engraved In Black”
1993 Modern Primitive



IN MEMORIAM Chris Cornell




Chris Cornell
20/07/1962 - 17/05/2017
R.I.P.




17 May 2017

DISEMBOWEL "Act Of Invocation"





Iron Bonehead Productions is going to re-issue "Act of Invocation" the 2014 debut EP of Chile's DISEMBOWEL. It will be available as digipack MCD and the estimated release date is July 17th. Great and dark stuff coming from Chile (once again!)







SOUNDS FROM TEH DARK PAST...





NECRODEATH
“Mater Tenebrarum”
“The Shining Pentagram”
1985 Demo

16 May 2017

SABBAT "黒呪炎" 7" EP



A new SABBAT release is always welcome, "黒呪炎" 7" EP is recording of the band performing their legendary track “Balck Fire” at the Midlands festival in Japan in 1986. Released by New Era productions, Limited to 114 copies on red-haze vinyl and available through mailorder ONLY (order here). Check out the (cult!) cool live clip, killer!!!







WORSHIP VINYL: NOISE reissues CELTIC FROST





Noise Records continues with the reissue of good old classic stuff on Vinyl (and cd versions too). Voivod, Kreator, and now it´s time for my all time fave band…the cult and  mighty CELTIC FROST.



The albums "Morbid Tales", "To Mega Therion", "Into The Pandemonium" and "Vanity/Nemesis" + a brand new “Best of” compilation titled “Innocence and Wrath” (only available as double CD) will be released on 30th June.

The LP versions comes as 180gms 2LP including posters and a 10” spinebound book in each.

Regarding bonus tracks, “Morbid Tales” includes: “Morbid Tales” (1984 Rehearsal), “Messiah” (1984 Rehearsal), “Procreation (Of the Wicked)” (1984 Rehearsal) and “Nocturnal Fear” (1984 Rehearsal).
“To Mega Therion” includes the “Emperor´s Return” EP + “Journey Into Fear” (Emperor’s Return EP Recording Sessions) "Visual Aggression" (1988 Remix) and "Return To The Eve" (1985 Studio Jam).
"Into The Pandemonium" includes: “Sorrows of the Moon" - which isn´t actually a bonus track in my opinion as it was an album track on the original release; "Tristesses de la Lune" is listed as album track here, as it was listed on the 1990 reissue and as it was originally intended, according to Tom Warrior and Martin Ain). "The Inevitable Factor ", "In the Chapel In The Moonlihgt", "One In Their Peride" (Re-Entry Mix) and "The Inevitable Factor" (Alternative Vox).
Vanity/Nemesis includes: “Heroes" and "A Descent To BAbylon" (Babylon Asleep).
Check below the complete tracklisting for “Innocence And Wrath” best of 2CD. Collectors...Are You Morbid?, pre-order yours here



Human (Intro)
Into the Crypts of Rays
Morbid Tales
Procreation (Of the Wicked)
Return to the Eve
Nocturnal Fear
Innocence and Wrath
The Usurper
Dawn of Meggido
Circle of the Tyrants
Fainted Eyes
Necromantical Screams
Jewel Throne
Eternal Summer
Suicidal Winds (Emperor
s Return EP)
Visual Aggression (Emperor
s Return EP)
Mexican Radio
Inner Sanctum
Tristesses de la Lune
I Won
t Dance (The Elders’ Orient)
In the Chapel In the Moonlight
The Inevitable Factor (Alternate Vox)
The Heart Beneath
Wine in My Hand (Third from the Sun)
Wings of Solitude
Nemesis
Journey Into Fear (Emperor’s Return EP Recording Sessions)




SOUNDS FROM THE DARK PAST...





DEATH YELL
“Confessions After Death”
“Vengeance From Darkness”
1991 Demo

15 May 2017

POSSESSED Sign to Nuclear Blast Records...





....(long silence)...hmmmm...Yeah, many of you surely already know, POSSESSED sign to Nuclear Blast, but no, I´m not too excited about it. POSSESSED has only Jeff Becerra as the only original member, so we will see if POSSESSED (or Becerra and some other guys - with all my respect) are able to record a good album or just another poor comeback album, to be released in 2018…

POSSESSED is:
Jeff Becerra – Vocals
Daniel Gonzalez – Guitars
Emilio Marquez – Drums
Robert Cardenas – Bass
Claudeous Creamer - Guitars






PLAGUE (BG) "A Blaze of Unholy Fire" Demo



PLAGUE from Bulgaria is a project that started in 2016, when the band recorded the first demo “A Blaze Of Unholy Fire”, released on tape through Serpent Eve records. Four tracks of raw black metal with thrash and death metal elements, including a Nifelheim cover (The Devastation). A CD version will be released via Chaos Records from Mexico. Here´s the third track, "The Wind Announces Death"...



Tracklist:
A Blaze of Unholy Fire
Of Black Sorcery
The Wind Announces Death
The Devastation (Nifelheim cover)



SOUNDS FROM THE DARK PAST...





MERCILESS
“Pure Hate”
“The Awakening”
1990 Deathlike Silence Productions

12 May 2017

MEDIEVAL DEMON "Medieval Necromancy"



The Greek metal scene seems to keep their tradition of having obscure bands loyal to the roots. But MEDIEVAL DEMON isn´t a new band at all, as they were formed in 1993 and after several demos the band launched the debut full-length “Demonolatria” in 1998.

Now the band will release the second full-length titled “Medieval Necromancy” through Hells Headbangers.
The preview title track is a fast song, dark, atmospheric and quite primitive. Yet it has slow parts with great melodic guitars and the vocals and keyboards creates a good and enchanting atmosphere.

Drummer/keyboardist Lord Apollyon says “Medieval Necromancy is a creation from the '90s: old-school, Necromantic Spiritual Black Metal from the Abyss."
I´m really longing to hear the whole album, it seems to be much better that their debut, though no release date has been revealed yet. 



Tracklisting
Chthonic Curses
Spells Of The Akkadian Priests
Invisible Black Magic Ritual
Les Litanies De Satan
Moldy Winds Of Death
Ancient Evil In The Woods
Blackmoon Sacrifice
Into The Caves Of Blood
Medieval Necromancy
The Great He Goat



WORSHIP VINYL: FUNERAL MIST LP re-releases


FUNERAL MIST re-released the discography in 2013 on the ”Trisagion” exclusive boxset through Norma Evangelium Diaboli. Now “Devilry”, “Salvation” (cult!) and “Maranatha” (a must!) are once again individually available on gatefold LP including A1 poster.  The albums can be purchased through the band´s bandcamp…Shine through me Sataaaan!