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HAD announces debut Mini-Album release

Me Saco Un Ojo Ojo Records sets September 1st as the international release date for HAD’s striking debut mini-album on 12″ vinyl format. Dark Descent Records will be handling the CD version, while Extremely Rotten Productions will handle the tape version. HAD are a mysterious new entity hailing from Copenhagen, with members coming from such bands as Sulphurous and Deiquisitor. Their moniker translates to “Hate” in English, and like much of Denmark’s thriving death metal scene nowadays, HAD possess a potency that’s startling to behold. Fitting for their mysterious means, HAD’s debut recording bears no title. Nevertheless, across four songs […]

MY SILENT WAKE announces new album, Damnum Per Saeculorum

MY SILENT WAKE have always been different from the rest and stood apart from their peers. Their music is unconstrained by expectations, blissfully unaware of the rules that govern the genres they wander through; the only limits upon their sombre sound being their own far reaching imaginations. Nestling amongst their canon of heart wrenching doom lie albums of unexpected experimentation and exploration, albums that embrace acoustic and ambient textures, that paint in different hues and dream in different colours. Damnum Per Saeculorum is MY SILENT WAKE’s eleventh full length album and the fourth which walks a different path. All the […]

Ramallah Release Video For ‘Dead Boys and Dead Girls Anthem’ Ahead of CD/LP Release

RAMALLAH will officially release Last Gasp Of Street Rock N’ Roll on CD/LP via State Line Records this Friday, but you can check out the brand new video for single ‘Dead Boys And Dead Girls Anthem’ now! Watch/Post ‘Dead Boys And Dead Girls Anthem’ Video HERE The video for ‘Dead Boys And Dead Girls Anthem’ was made by the band while under quarantine using live footage provided by hate5six, stop time photography by Jeremy Saffer, and You Are Not Alone photos to show solidarity. RAMALLAH – from nowhere – was founded in 2003 as a solo project departure by “White […]

German sludge/doom band EREMIT’s album streaming in full

EREMIT’s Desert Of Ghouls EP is now streaming online in its entirety, and can be checked out HERE. We especially recommend this EP for metal fans who like their doom to be laced with terrific riffage, and an eternal atmosphere of its own. German sludge/doom metal band EREMIT released a groundbreaking debut in Carrier Of Weight, which was widely regarded as some of the heaviest sludge/doom music recorded and despite the length of the songs, riveted listeners from all over. Retaining the same mind-numbingly heavy sound, EREMIT trudge forward with brand new material that’s even tighter and catchier than before. […]

VISCERAL VIOLATION sign to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions; Carnival Cannibal set for release on August 14

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have signed Maryland’s hate-filled Death Metal destroyers VISCERAL VIOLATION. The new album Carnival Cannibal is up now for pre-order and will be released August 14th on CD and Digital formats. Hailing from Maryland, VISCERAL VIOLATION unleash old school, hate-filled Death Metal packed with heaps of brutality, endless debauchery and loads of gore. Carnival Cannibal showcases eight blistering tracks of destruction that is the perfect soundtrack to accompany an apocalyptic, cannibalistic killing spree. For fans of Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Genocide Pact, Hate, Hate Eternal, Incantation, Pessimist, Vader and Vital Remains. Stream album track ‘Taste Of Flesh’ […]

Texas Melodic Death-Doom Unit HINAYANA to Release Death Of The Cosmic EP

Austin, Texas-based melodic death-doom metal unit HINAYANA have been turning heads in the metal scene since their formation in 2014, starting out as a one-man band spearheaded by frontman Casey Hurd. Now, after releasing their crushing 2018 full-length Order Divine and subsequently securing the attention of Napalm Records, HINAYANA are poised to release their next musical offering – the crushing Death Of The Cosmic EP – set for release on August 28, 2020. Today, HINAYANA are introducing their new and improved sound to the world via the charging, melancholy crusher ‘Cold Conception’, featuring trailblazing late Tengger Cavalry frontman and multi-instrumentalist […]

Album Review: Ulthar – Providence

ULTHAR proves their 2018 debut Cosmovore was no fluke or one-and-done episode. They return to the fray with Providence (the hometown of H. P. Lovecraft…coincidence?) and they are back to mangle minds and reap souls with a whirlwind of fierce and technical death metal. There’s very little primitive gloom here. This is the fast and nasty side of the beast, touching on such primal sources as MORBID ANGEL, PESTILENCE, IMMOLATION and lesser known entities like ANATA and MERCYLESS. There’s also a touch of blackness to the affair, especially in the ripped throat vocals. Highlights are many, but I would bring […]

DARKENED set release date for EDGED CIRCLE debut album, reveal first track

Edged Circle Productions announces September 11th as the international release date for the highly anticipated debut album of pan-international quintet DARKENED, Kingdom Of Decay. It was but the summer of 2019 when DARKENED burst onto the international stage with their debut EP for Edged Circle, Into The Blackness. Although an otherwise-brand-new entity at the time, DARKENED boasted a wealth of experience in the death metal underground, comprising drummer Andy Whale (ex-Bolt Thrower / Memoriam), bassist Daryl Kahan (ex-Disma / Funebrarum), vocalist Gord Olson (Ye Goat-Herd Gods / Demisery), and guitarists Linus Nirbrant (A Canorous Quintet / This Ending) and Hempa […]

Album Review: High Spirits – Hard To Stop

HIGH SPIRITS have been ahead of the game when it comes to the revival of classic metal and ’70s hard rock. They’ve been following that path since before it became a trend. Once lonesome, they now have plenty of company. The band continues to stick to their usual style here for the most part, but they were smart enough to throw in a few curveballs this time around, which is a good thing. The HIGH SPIRITS style is sometimes uncomfortably staid. ‘Hearts Will Burn’ surprises by being the heaviest song the band has done yet…a real riff-cruncher that doesn’t pretend […]

Unreleased 1970 album by Indiana rockers ICE to be released 50 years later, hear new single ‘Gypsy’

RidingEasy Records proudly presents the first ever release of the lone album recorded in 1970 by Indiana psych-rock band ICE, which was never issued in any form until now. Album opener ‘Gypsy’ is available to hear and share via YouTube HERE and Bandcamp HERE Brooklyn Vegan previously premiered lead single Run To Me’ HERE As RidingEasy Records’ highly successful Brown Acid series (now at 10 volumes and counting) proves, there is a massive amount of incredible heavy psych and proto-metal music that has been lost to the sands of time. Case in point, the astoundingly great 50-year-old album The Ice […]