It’s as if the gods of metal have come down from the top of Mount Thrashlympus with a 30-pack of PBR and a fistful of whoop-ass. This particular divine visitation comes in the form a giant trash truck driven by five seasoned veterans known as PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION. Featuring members of D.R.I, DEAD HORSE and VERBAL ABUSE, PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION has come to bash in the head that doesn’t bang. All hell breaks loose this September when the band releases their debut EP on Abyss Records. For more on these “All-Scar” thrashers, visit www.myspace.com/pasadenanapalmdivision.
Spell It Out
100 Beers With A Zombie
Non Ti Amo
Speaking In Tongues
KURT BRECHT – Vocals (D.R.I.)
GREG MARTIN – Guitar/B. Vox (Dead Horse)
RONNY GUYOTE – Drums/B. Vox (Dead Horse)
SCOTT SEVALL – Guitar/B. Vox (Dead Horse)
BUBBA D. – Bass/B. vocals (Verbal Abuse)
PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION Upcoming Live Dates:
8/13 @ Emo’s – Austin, TX (w/ Corrosion Of Conformity)
8/14 @ Bonds 007 – San Antonio, TX
9/3 @ Tsunami Bar – Monroe, LA
9/4 @ The Bar – Metairie, LA
NEW Official PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION (US) merchandise is now available through Abyss Records. As the anticipation of the up-coming debut release from PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION (US) “P.N.D. EP” through Abyss Records grows near, Abyss now offers fans Official license merchandise from PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION (3 different regular T-SHIRT & 1 Girly TEE design available). Soon to follow the debut CD EP release from PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION which features an all star line up.
Summer is getting even hotter with the addition of three new, rockin’ song packs for the Guitar Hero ® App for iPhone and iPod touch from Activision Publishing, Inc. Whether hanging out in the sand or by the pool, road tripping across the country or chilling at home, players will be able to rock out to tracks from KISS and Motörhead anywhere they like. Available for purchase through the app’s in-game store, the song packs will contain the following tracks:
KISS Song Pack
• “Love Gun”
• “Lick It Up”
• “I Love It Loud”
Motörhead Song Pack
• “Iron Fist”
• “Ace Of Spades”
Published by Activision and created by Guitar Hero veteran developer, Vicarious Visions, Inc., and built exclusively from the ground up for the iPhone and iPod touch, the Guitar Hero app takes full advantage of the platforms’ functionality and features all-new, innovative gameplay that will keep players rocking out as they strum, tap, slide and whammy to the hottest tracks from bands they know and love. The game also features a robust avatar customization mode that lets players personalize their game; built-in social integration so gamers can share their scores with their friends on Facebook, check leaderboards and get updates through in-game news feeds; intuitive new mechanics that challenge fans to tap, strum and whammy their way to the top of the Rock Ranks; and the ability to download new tracks from an in-game music store; wannabe rock stars will be shredding on guitar or ripping it up on bass whenever, wherever they want. Read the rest of this entry »
British thrashers EVILE are currently doing the summer festival rounds in Europe ahead of a huge three-month North American trek.
EVILE has just a few shows left this month, including an appearance on the Ronnie James Dio main stage at the UK’s Bloodstock festival this weekend, before the massive tour that will see the band team up with the likes of OVERKILL, FORBIDDEN, DRI, BONDED BY BLOOD, GAMA BOMB and EARLY MAN.
EVILE lead guitarist OL DRAKE updates:
“We just got back from playing two festivals in Europe which both kicked arse. Up first was Wacken. We’d been waiting to play this for years, and we finally got there. What a place! We played to a packed tent of great metalheads (thank you again for watching our set). It was a tough as hell set to play; every time a pit broke out, the dust and dirt would come onto the stage. We all had black teeth, couldn’t breathe and all our gear is now brown. Metal! First shower I’ve had where the water going down the drain is pure black. Thank you Wacken!
“Then we ventured to good old Belgium to play Alcatraz Metal Fest. We headlined the second stage and had a blast. The crew and crowd were great and friendly. Other than Kreator having to lend us their airport shuttle from a big mix-up, everything was awesome!
“Up next we have what I’d call our ‘home festival’, Bloodstock Open Air. Without Bloodstock I don’t think we’d be where we are today, so we’ll always have a special place for it. Can’t wait to get there and pound some Bloodstock metal yet again! See you all there!” Read the rest of this entry »
Following up the impressive listing as last week’s number 1 most added album on the CMJ Loud Rock charts, BONDED BY BLOOD‘s newly released album, EXILED TO EARTH made an equally impressive showing on this week’s charts. In its first week of full album rotation, EXILED TO EARTH debuted on CMJ‘s regular Loud Rock charts at number 4. DJ’s nationwide have shown great enthusiasm for EXILED TO EARTH and spins on the album’s lead single, “Prototype: Death Machine” have gotten extremely positive feedback from listeners. In fact it’s the help of those very listeners that will take BONDED BY BLOOD to the top of the CMJ Loud Rock charts in the coming weeks by dialing up their local stations and requesting “Prototype: Death Machine.”
The radio world is not the only place that is excited about EXILED TO EARTH. Read what the metal press has to say about the album:
“Exiled To Earth is further proof that the thrash metal revival is far from dead.” – Outburn magazine
“It’s all about the riffs, the solos and the killer arrangements and BBB know how to execute all three with aplomb and passion.” – Decibel magazine
“The neo-thrash is still spectacular and guitarists Alex Lee and Juan Juarez sound better than ever.” – The Onion AV Club
“The guitar work is almost impeccable for what this band is doing, with guitar solos that at times leave you feeling mindfucked.” – Stereokiller.com
BONDED BY BLOOD frontman JOSE BARRALES recently sat down to discuss EXILED TO EARTH, offering some insight into the story behind the album as well as a track-by-track breakdown. Check out the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRG3pQXGNBw
BONDED BY BLOOD was recently named as one of “The New Big Four” by The Guardian, one of the UK’s most widely read periodicals. Standing alongside labelmates, MUNICIPAL WASTE and EVILE in the list, it is a complete honor for BONDED BY BLOOD to be thought of in the same light as the original “Big Four” — METALLICA, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX and SLAYER. For anyone, let alone The Guardian to say that BONDED BY BLOOD is one of the bands who definitively lead the new generation of thrash is a statement that cannot be overlooked.
Pomona, CA’s BONDED BY BLOOD cannot wait to begin playing shows in support of their forthcoming album, EXILED TO EARTH. The band intends on making metal fans everywhere take notice in a big way. They kick things off next month by playing several prestigious European festivals and headline UK shows before venturing back to the US to join EXODUS on their March of Brutality tour, which also features MALEVOLENT CREATION and HOLY GRAIL. Finally after the newly-announced EARLY MAN tour, BONDED BY BLOOD will be doing dates with OVERKILL, FORBIDDEN, EVILE and GAMA BOMB on the Killfest II tour. BONDED BY BLOOD will be hitting every nook and cranny of North America with 5 solid months of touring. There will be no excuse to miss this powerful, young 5-piece when they come to your town. Read the rest of this entry »
San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends, DEATH ANGEL, have added more dates for their first ever South American tour! The following dates have been confirmed:
10/16 Arequipa, Peru – La Boveda
10/17 Lima, Peru – Barranco Bar
10/20 Santiago, Chile – Teatro Caupolican
10/21 Buenos Aires, Argentina – The Roxy Live
10/22 Curitiba, Brasil – John Bull Music Hall
10/23 São Paulo, Brazil – Clash Club
10/31 Catanduva, Brasil @ Armazém do Café
Vocalist Mark Osegueda recently commented:
“I can’t begin to tell you how excited all of us in DEATH ANGEL are for our first South American tour in the band’s history! We have hoped and dreamed of this day from the moment the band started playing live shows. So not only is this tour fulfilling a dream, but also what we feel is destiny! The first of many tours in South America!” Osegueda on what their South American fans expect:
“A full blown thrash assault spanning the entire career of DEATH ANGEL! A relentless show of energy that you and us won’t soon forget! South America best prepare itself for The Ultra-Violence of a live DEATH ANGEL show!”
DEATH ANGELs new album Relentless Retribution isset for release on September 3rd in Europe and the 14th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.
Relentless Retribution Track Listing:
1. Relentless Revolution
2. Claws In So Deep
4. Into The Arms of Righteous Anger
5. River Of Rapture
6. Absence Of Light
7. This Hate
8. Death Of The Meek
9. Opponents At Sides
10. I Chose The Sky
12. Where They Lay
“Claws In So Deep” features performances by the popular acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela. The track “Truce” also features a guest guitar solo by Producer Jason Suecof.
Relentless Retribution was recorded at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with production genius Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITE CHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER).
DEATH ANGEL recently uploaded the album cover art by Brent Elliot White (JOB FOR A COWBOY,CARNIFEX, WHITECHAPEL)for their upcoming release entitled Relentless Retribution, to their official Myspace page www.myspace.com/DeathAngel.
DEATH ANGEL are currently direct support to Swedish melodic metallers SOILWORK this Summer. Joining them will be Quebec’s tech-death masters AUGURY, Roadrunner Records recording artists MUTINY WITHIN, and pirate themed thrashers SWASHBUCKLE. For more information, tour dates and ticket giveaway information visit www.DEATHANGEL.us & www.myspace.com/DEATHANGEL.
Iconic Montreal based extreme metallers KATAKLYSM have made the video clip for the song “Push The Venom” available for viewing here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlUNc8vA1Tg. The track comes off their new album Heaven’s Venom, which will be released on August 13th in Europe and August 24th in North America. The follow-up to 2008’s Prevail, was recorded by KATAKLYSM guitarist J-F Dagenais (MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX) and was mixed by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MNEMIC, DARK TRANQUILLITY).
Commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono: “After the crazy videos we did with EX DEO it was only natural for us to upgrade the KATAKLYSM visuals as well. We decided to try to recreate the underworld fantasy atmosphere depicted in the artwork with some great visual effects. The song is about surviving the judgment that others cast upon you, and that which is important and feels right to you. Spread your venom and not the lies of your
enemies! Ivan did another fantastic job and we are super happy with it
KATAKLYSM recently shot a video clip for the song “Push The Venom” this month with director Ivan Colic (TYPE O NEGATIVE, UNLEASHED, DEATHSTARS, EX DEO) in Belgrade, Serbia.
Heaven’s Venom track listing:
1. A Soulless God
2. Determined (Vows of Vengeance)
3. Faith Made of Shrapnel
4. Push the Venom
5. Hail the Renegade
6. As the Walls Collapse
7. Numb & Intoxicated
8. At the Edge of the World
9. Suicide River
10. Blind Savior
THE CONTORTIONIST DEBUT NEW SONG ‘PRIMAL DIRECTIVE’ AND NEW MYSPACE LAYOUT TODAY, NEW TRACK ‘EXPIRE’ SPINNING NOW ON SIRIUS XM!
NEW TRACK ‘FLOURISH’ STREAMING NOW AT AOL NOISECREEP!
THE CONTORTIONIST "Exoplanet"
NEW TRACK ‘ADVENT’ DEBUTING THIS WEEKING WITH FULL METAL JACKIE!
UPCOMING FALL TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
Indianapolis, Indiana’sTHE CONTORTIONIST is poised to release their GOOD FIGHT MUSIC debut, Exoplanet on August 31st! The new track ‘Primal Directive’ is posted on THE CONTORTIONIST’sbrand new MySpace, and is also included on the new, free FYE/Decibel sampler! The sampler can be found at www.tonesofdeath.com/fye/. In addition to this debut, AOL Noisecreep is pleased to unveil another new track, ‘Flourish’, next Wednesday, August 11th. Head to AOL Noisecreep throughout the month to view updates on THE CONTORTIONIST!
Make sure to tune into Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal to hear the new track ‘Expire’, spinning now! You can request ‘Expire’ by tweeting to @JoseMangin and/or @SXMLiquidMetal, or go to the Sirius XM Liquid Metal Facebook page!
Pre-order Exoplanet now at MerchNow, and pick up some great new t-shirt designs! Exoplanet features amazing production work, brought to you by UNEARTH’S Ken Susi. Susi feels that THE CONTORTIONIST has something fresh and unique to bring to the table. “THE CONTORTIONIST is not your typical, run of the mill band. Lots of bands in this day and age are copy-cats or just plain old rip-offs of other bands. This is truly an original band; from the overall look, sound, and structure of the songs.”
THE CONTORTIONIST will soon be unveiling more major fall tour dates, so stay up to date by heading to the new MySpace page! See below for current tour dates!
THE CONTORTIONIST TOUR DATES:
Aug 19, Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
w/Whitechapel, Heavy Lies The Crown, The Room Colored Charlatan, Run Amok
Aug 28, Jackson, MI @ Club 789
w/The Yellow Sign, Sentinel, The Ancient, Lookoutbelow!, Onfall
For more information on THE CONTORTIONIST be sure to visit:
To celebrate the release of their long-awaited new studio album Blood Of The Nations, Germany’s ACCEPT are proud to announce a 24-hour News Marathon on August 19th in celebration of the album’s European release date on August 20th.
The marathon will take place on the official ACCEPT website and all accompanying Social Networking sites (Facebook, Twitter and MySpace) for 24 hours straight. Fans will gain access to exclusive ACCEPT news from all over the world, see personal video messages from the band members, take part in a variety of raffles and giveaways, and much, much more.
The ACCEPT News Marathon will begin at 12 midnight PACIFIC / 2 a.m. CENTRAL / 3 a.m. EASTERN. Up-to-the-minute news on ACCEPT will be posted and updated every hour all day long. Fans are encouraged to be a part of this historic event!
Blood Of The Nations was recorded at Backstage Studio in Derbyshire, England with acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (Exodus, Arch Enemy, Megadeth). The track listing for the album — which marks the recording debut of the band’s latest addition, ex-TT QUICK vocalist Mark Tornillo — is as follows:
01. Beat The Bastards
02. Teutonic Terror
03. The Abyss
04. Blood Of The Nations
05. Shades Of Death
06. Locked And Loaded
07. Time Machine (Bonus Track)
08. Kill The Pain
09. Rollin’ Thunder
11. New World Comin’
12. No Shelter
13. Bucketful Of Hate
Blood Of The Nations will be released in Japan on September 4th and in the North America on September 19th. Nuclear Blast USA’s Webshop is now taking pre-orders for the exclusive mail-order digi-pak edition, which features the bonus track “Time Machine.” The pre-order bundle includes an ACCEPT “Teutonic Terror” t-shirt and can be ordered here.
ACCEPT’s 2010 line-up includes Wolf Hoffmann on guitar, Peter Baltes on bass, Stefan Schwarzmann on drums, Herman Frank on guitar and Mark Tornillo on vocals.
According to Finnish newspapers, a 50 year old man died of head injuries sustained at the Sonisphere Festival. According to the officers, some object hit the man on his head. The Finnish Sonisphere was arranged in Pori last weekend when the severe thunder storms hit the festival area causing major damages. 40 people sustained various injuries and two of them were categorized as serious.
In March 2010, EVILE’s OL DRAKE issued the following statement upon realising his band had been nominated for a Metal Hammer Golden God award:
“If we win, I promise we will do a bungee jump, dressed as cowboys. I’m writing that without checking if anyone else will do it, but that’s how I roll. But I definitely will.”
Four months later, Metal Hammer Golden God award in hand, OL and EVILE are facing up to the consequences of that statement. OL DRAKE, lead guitarist of EVILE and recipient of Metal Hammer Golden Gods “Metal As Fuck” award, will bungee jump for charity dressed as a cowboy. Accompanying him will be ALEXANDER MILAS, editor of Metal Hammer magazine and winner of 2009 “PPA Editor of the Year” award.
OL DRAKE will be jumping in aid of the British Lung Foundation, in memory of late EVILE bassist MIKE ALEXANDER. The British Lung Foundation are the only UK charity that helps people with any lung condition. There are 8 million people in this country with lung disease – whether it’s pneumonia, asthma, COPD, or lung cancer, the charity strives to be there for them and their loved ones. The British Lung Foundation provides information and support for people with pulmonary embolisms and their families via the help line, publications and recent scientific research into the condition. For more information, go to http://www.lunguk.org
ALEXANDER MILAS will be jumping in aid of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout cancer charity, in memory of DIO. Stand Up and Shout is primarily to provide free cancer screening programs and testing to the public regardless of any individual’s ability to pay for it, and to provide financial assistance to cancer patients who are burdened with the cost of healthcare. For more information, go to http://www.ronniejamesdio.com
OL DRAKE recalls how he nonchalantly suggested a bungee jump dressed as a cowboy:
“I remember when we were nominated for Best UK Band at the Metal Hammer awards. We were up against Judas Priest, so naturally I thought there’s no competition there. I thought, why not make a ridiculous statement that won’t happen, because we can’t, and shouldn’t, beat Judas Priest. I said I would bungee jump dressed as a cowboy if we won an award at the Golden Gods.
“Little did I know we would win the ‘Metal as Fuck’ award. I’m a man of my word, so I’m going to do it along with Metal Guru and MH Editor, Alexander Milas. Instead of it just being some silly joke, I thought it would be great to make this a jump for charity, and that’s why I want to help raise awareness for the British Lung Foundation in memory of our late bassist, Mike Alexander, who passed away from a pulmonary embolism last year.”
ALEXANDER MILAS comments on why he is standing by OL DRAKE and joining in this jump for charity:
“When Ol first told me he wanted to jump off a bridge in a cowboy outfit, I thought: ‘wow, that sounds fucking idiotic – can I come?’ So imagine my dismay when he later replied that he was actually serious. Why the cowboy outfits? I have no idea, but I figure if you’re going into battle with gravity, you might as well do it in style, and generate some cash for a charity in honour of one of the greatest heavy metal singers of all time, Ronnie James Dio. It’s my hope that with this act of sheer metallic tomfoolery, we can help raise some cash for a truly worth causes, the Stand Up And Shout Foundation for my part, and the British Lung Foundation in honour of the late, great Mike Alexander for Ol.”
EVILE and Metal Hammer thank you for your support.
“For Aeons Past”, the debut album from the Swedish/Finnish progressive metal “supergroup” SOLUTION .45 — which features in its ranks former SCAR SYMMETRY vocalist Christian Älvestam and Jani Stefanovic (MISERATION, ESSENCE OF SORROW) — was released in North America on May 11. The CD, which was issued in Europe on April 9 via AFM Records, was recorded at Panic Room studios in with producer Tomas “Plec” Johansson and was made available in Japan through Marquee/Avalon. The album features lyrics written entirely by Mikael Stanne of DARK TRANQUILLITY. The cover artwork was created by Pär Olofsson.
“For Aeons Past” track listing:
01. The Close Beyond
02. Gravitational Lensing
03. Through Night-Kingdomed Gates
04. For Aeons Past
05. Lethean Tears
06. Bladed Vaults
08. On Embered Fields Adust
09. Into Shadow
10. Clandestinity Now
The song “Gravitational Lensing” is available for free download at MetalInjection.net. It can also be streamed below.
Pivotal Management is happy to announce the beginning of its cooperation with Borås Sweden based death metallers AS YOU DROWN. AS YOU DROWN released its debut album Reflection through Metal Blade Records worldwide last summer and recently completed the “Blitzkrieg 5” UK/EU tour as direct support for Polish death metal legends VADER.
Following summer performances at festivals across Europe last month AS YOU DROWN is preparing material for its second album. Please visit the bands YouTube page to find live videos, tour diaries and instructional videos for songs from Reflection. Listen to songs from Reflection on the bands’ Myspace Page.
Innovative Psych-Metal band will tour North America this fall with High On Fire & Torche Aug. 12 — Kylesa will release Spiral Shadow, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to their breakthrough album Static Tensions, on Oct. 26 via Season of Mist. Recorded at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC earlier this summer, the eleven-track album was once again produced by band member and renowned producer Phillip Cope (Baroness, Withered). Static Tensions received worldwide praise with Spin profiling the band in their November 2009 issue, Terrorizer putting the release in their top five releases of 2009, Pitchfork saying “If the world were just, Kylesa would be a household name” and Revolver awarding the release 4 stars. Over the past eighteen months, the co-ed Savannah-based quintet worked non-stop including an unrelenting tour schedule that took them around the globe three times, writing songs for the new album and ultimately recording Spiral Shadow. Kylesa, who are currently on tour in Europe with Converge, will join High On Fire and Torche for a five-week trek beginning Sept. 29 in San Francisco and wrapping up on Nov. 7 at the Fun Fun Fun Festival in Austin. The Georgia band also recently confirmed two additional festival appearances: The Soundwave Festival (Feb. 2011 touring festival in Australia) and the Raleigh-based Hopscotch Music Festival on Sept. 11. August 12 Vienna, Austria Arena 13 Jaromer, Czechoslavakia Brutal Assault 14 Mikkeli, Finland Jurassic Rock Festival 15 Leper, Belgium Ieper Fest 19 Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop Festival 20 Dinkelsbuhl, Germany Summerbreeze Festival 21 Ludinghausen, Germany Area 4 Festival September 11 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Festival 29 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall 30 Pomona, CA The Glass House October 1 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theater 2 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad 3 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater 5 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater 6 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom 8 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Co. 9 Urbana, IL Canopy Club 10 Chicago, IL Riot Fest @ Metro 11 Bloomington, IN The Bluebird 13 Newport, KY Southgate House 14 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre 15 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop 16 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall 17 Northampton, MA Pearl Street 19 Halifax, NS The Paragon Theatre 21 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall 22 Providence, RI Club Hell 24 New York, NY Webster Hall 26 Philadelphia, PA Starlight Ballroom 27 Carborro, NC Cat’s Cradle 29 Gainesville, FL The Fest 9 November 7 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest February 26 Brisbane, QLD Brisbane Soundwave Festival 27 Sydney, NSW Sydney Soundwave Festival March 4 Melbourne, VIC Melbourne Soundwave Festival 5 Adelaide, SA Adelaide Soundwave Festival 7 Perth, WA Perth Soundwave Festival
New music video for the track “Alas, Lord Is Upon Me” now live on MetalBlade.tv and Behemoth’s official YouTube Channel!
check out the video below or head over to MetalBlade.tv and BEHEMOTH’s official YouTube Channel to check out the brand new production video for the track “Alas, Lord Is Upon Me” off the group’s latest release Evangelion. The video for “Alas, Lord Is Upon Me” was produced and directed by Rafal Szermanowicz and Grupa 13 who also shot BEHEMOTH’s videos for Ov Fire and the Void and At the left hand ov God. Fans can also check out a behind the scenes clip from the video shoot HERE.
Nergal comments on “Alas, Lord Is Upon Me:
“First of all, we’ve overcome ourselves with this new video clip. Period. It’s something we’ve wanted to do for a very long time. Pretty much no digital intervention, no blue boxes, no fake shit this time, but great filming, good acting, and a fuckin’ awesome storyline. It’s disturbing, crazy, and evil. We’ve had over 70 people working for us on this video so we can easily say it was the biggest production so far. I’m beyond excited! Wait and see…”
Dariusz Szermanowicz of Grupa #13 adds; “This time we decided to make something different. We’d like to make video in ‘cinematic’ style without so many VFX like in last two videos. We found great location, we had dozen of actors and extras and awesome stylizing. During the 16 hours of hard work we’ve created amazingly killer video!”
In other news: Behemoth set to release Evangelia Heretika DVD this fall; 2disc re-release of early EP’s out very early 2011
BEHEMOTH will be unleashing the group’s second-ever DVD titled Evangelia Heretika this fall, 2010. Evangelia Heretika will be released in the US via Metal Blade Records, in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records, and in Poland via Mystic Records. Stay tuned to MetalBlade.com for more details, such as DVD content, video clips, and preorder information.
In very early 2011, Metal Blade Records will be releasing BEHEMOTH’s EP’s Conjuration and Slaves Shall Serve as a 2CD set. More info on this release will be made available in the coming weeks.
Selfmadegod Records is proud to announce the release of the CD version of the debut album by the U.S. death metal/doom band ENCOFFINATION, entitled Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh.
Formed in 2009, ENCOFFINATION is the sepulchral embodiment of rancid death. Crushing, suffocating death metal doom of the lowest caliber. Named for the ritual preparation of the dead for burial, ENCOFFINATION exists below the plane of mortality; deep within the realms of death and decay. Slowly they lurch forth with their educated form of blasphemy, occult, and ritualistic expulsion of the holy from the earth.
This is the first full length from this amazing two-piece band, which is comprised of Ghoat on vocals, guitar, and bass (also in Festered) and Elektrokutioner on drums (also in Decrepitaph, Festered, Tombstones, Beyond Hell, Scaremaker). The follow-up to their After Their Temples Descend Below The Earth 7-inch, released earlier this year, this Georgia/Texas-based duo attacks with the 8-song Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh, featuring over 30 minutes of cryptic metal influenced by early ‘90s American doom/death and bands like Incantation, Disembowelment, and Morpheus Descends. The album has already been released on tape format by Ritval Death Offerings, and the vinyl version is available on Psychedelic Lotus Order. Now it’s time for the CD version! View the cover art and more here.
Prepare for the most soul draining and graven death metal album of the year this September!
Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh Tracklisting:
2. Nefarious Yet Elegant Are the Bowels of Hell
3. Miasma of Rotten Serenity
4. Eucharist of Bone and Flame
6. Beyond the Grace of Flesh Go I
7. Entombment of the Breathing Flesh