20 January 2017

NECROWRETCH "Satanic Slavery"



The third full-length of French old school death metallers NECROWRETCH will be released on April 14th entitled “Satanic Slavery”

The album will be out through Season Of Mist and will be available both in digipack and exclusive Gatefold LP.
The Opening track "Sprawl Of Sin" is streaming at this location. 

Tracklist
“Sprawl Of Sin”
“Tredeciman Blackfire”
“Satanic Slavery”
“Evil Names”
“Hellspawn Pyre”
“Bestial Rites”
“Curse Of Blasphemy”
“Verses From The Depths"




SOUNDS FROM THE DARK PAST...





DISSECTION
“Retribution – Storm Of The Light´s Bane”
Storm Of the Light´s Bane
1995 Nuclear Blast

17 January 2017

16 January 2017

MEMORIAM "Reduced To Zero" Preview Track



MEMORIAM revealed the first single and details about the upcoming debut full-length “For The Fallen” to be released on March 24th through Nuclear Blast.

The impressive preview song “Reduced To Zero” was unveiled, to which the vocalist Karl Willetts refers with the following comments: “Reduced To Zero’ is a comment on the times that we live in. In a world that is dominated by fear, hatred and intolerance, the song is a direct result of Brexit and Trump and the general rise of right wing nationalistic xenophobia.”

Besides Karl words, there are also interesting details launched and commented through Nuclear Blast official press release, such as Dan Seagrave´s killer artwork. The artist stated on the cover artwork:

Starting from the bands thoughts on visualising a kind of funeral procession with a theme of combat, war and in conjunction with the title For The Fallen. As with all my works, I then attempt to make the information evolve in my minds eye, and allow imagination to take over those elements. But retaining the core concept. The painting thus depicts.
“A funeral procession moving through a long war torn cityscape. Twisted shards of towers & buildings. A cathedral facade stands defiantly, yet riddled with destruction and decay. At closer inspection the structures all seem to be infected with an element of natural decomposition, as if organically inclined to fade with the demise of the season.The season itself lost in a timeless void.
“The figures appear as remnants of once soldiers, now strange in their gathered mass. Drawn forwards by the drifting momentum of the procession. Unaware of their emaciated state they follow the commander. The Commander’s elongated appearance is tattered and almost creature like, with the combat style elements and gas mask falsely presenting as a costume.
“The procession appears almost ghost like, ancient and serene, slowly moving through this eerie place as if forever.
“Far in the background there might still be a war happening, but perhaps in another time. As we view a sub level of reality. Lost in the present. Captured in light, where the war had passed through and we are left in a ghost biology. Where chemicals and history meet to create an inescapable surrealism.”


For what I´ve heard through "Reduce To Zero" I'm sure the album will be among my favorites of 2017. Listen to the song and check tracklist below. For The Fallen is also available for pre-order in various formats here.




LP
Side A
Memoriam
War Rages On
Reduced To Zero
Corrupted System
Side B
Flatline
Surrounded (By Death)
Resistance
Last Words


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SOUNDS FROM THE DARK PAST...





DEATH
“Leprosy”
Leprosy
1988 Combat Records



13 January 2017

ABHORRENCE “Totally Vulgar - Live at Tuska Open Air 2013”


Death Metal veterans ABHORRENCE from Finland set release date fo live album.  “Totally Vulgar - Live at Tuska Open Air 2013” will be released on February 10th via Svart Records. It captures the band´s Old School death metal sound and style through 35 minutes, recorded during ABHORRENCE's comeback to stage that took place in 2013.

Regarding the release of “Totally Vulgar”, vocalist Jukka Kolehmainen mentions "At last these old songs sound as they should have sounded back in the day."" About this live album release and a set of live appearances during 2017, he also adds..."With This Album and live rituals, we lay the old songs to their tomb. Then it is time to face new, upcoming kdar depths and see what secrets lurk therein."

Here´s the live version of “Pestilential Mists”, tracklist below…



Tracklisting
Intro - The Cult
Pestilential Mists
Holy Laws of Pain
Devourer of Souls
Caught in a Vortex
Adoration of Abscessed Cadavers
Pleasures of Putrid Flesh
Disintegration of Flesh
Vulgar Necrolatry




SOUNDS FROM THE DARK PAST...





ABSU
“A Magicians Lapiz-Lazuli”
The Third Storm of Cythrául
1997 Osmose Productions