Texas Death Metal Quintet HeadCrusher Release New Lyric Video / Announce Texas-Colombia Tour Dates

Austin, TX-based Extreme Metal quintet HeadCrusher have released a lyric video for new single “Eternal Butchery” just in time to hit the road for dates in Texas and their native Colombia. Get butchered

Dates for the “Death Comes with Silence Tour 2017″ are as follows:

July 12 San Antonio, TX @ The Limelight
July 14 Bryan, TX @ Grand Stafford Theater
July 15 San Angelo, TX @ Deadhorse
July 19 Bogota, COL @ Salas De Eventos Subte
July 21 Pereira, COL @ Ozbar
July 22 Medellin, COL @ Barnaby Jones
July 23 Armenia, COL @ Bolera Las Palmas
July 28 Austin, TX @Come and Take It Live

HeadCrusher will release Death Comes with Silence on July 28. A limited edition (50 copies) Death Comes with Silence pre-order bundle is available now! In addition to the digital and CD versions of the forthcoming album, you”ll also get a bag of “Death Comes with Silence” Coffee Blend; the double-vinyl version of Let The Blood Run / Black Burning Skies EP; and a free track download of “Trails of Devastation.”

Track Listing

1. Ignis Fatuus (Intro)*
2. Seismal
3. A Plague Upon Us
4. Black Hearted Demons
5. Trails of Devastation
6. Intermission
7. Fatal Error
8. Eternal Butchery
9. Death Comes With Silence
10. I am Death (Outro)**
11. Gritos Del Sur (Bonus Track)***

HeadCrusher previously released a play-through video for new single “Trails of Devastation,” featuring David Coloma tracking rhythm guitars in the studio with co-producer/mixer Jesse Gander during the recording of forthcoming album Death Comes With Silence. Check it out at https://youtu.be/QxWFsHpcKS4

Death Comes with Silence offers fans and newcomers alike a new level of dense, unfettered brutality! The music will grab you and will not let go. After relocating to Austin from Colombia in 2008, HeadCrusher have carved their place in the growing Texas scene. Their fast execution and ferocious delivery has taken their music to international stages in support of some of the best metal acts in the world.

HeadCrusher is:

Alejandro Ospina: Drums
Carlos Ramirez: Guitar
David Coloma: Guitar
Gustavo Calderon: Bass
Kike Valderrama: Vocals




Swedish death/crust machine Dråp premiere the new video for “Ner på knä”

Swedish death/crust machine Dråp premiere the new video for “Ner på knä”. The track hails from the band’s sophomore album, Roten Till Allt Ont, released last month via Xtreem Music. See and hear Dråp’s “Ner på knä” video in its entirety

After bursting onto the scene in 2014 with their debut album, En Naturlig Död, Dråp has improved leaps and bounds, creating a monster album entitled Roten Till Allt Ont. Roten Till Allt Ont shows a much more mature sound with heavier and faster compositions where crust, death, grind, and even black metal elements blend into a style that’s already a trademark for the band. Combining influences from bands like Rotten Sound, Skitsystem, Entombed, Doom, Portal, Disfear, and even Deathspell Omega, this new Dråp opus is definitely the right step for the band to get the recognition they deserve.

Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

Tracklisting for Dråp’s Roten Till Allt Ont
1. Ner på Knä
2. Ärrvävnad
3. Hat för en Livstid
4. Övervåld
5. Roten Till Allt Ont
6. Yttersta Domen
7. Eremit
8. Nederlag


Speed metal upstarts Bonehunter premiere new track

Today, speed metal upstarts Bonehunter premiere the new track “Digital Evil”. The track hails from the band’s highly anticipated second album, Sexual Panic Human Machine, set for international release on August 4th via Hells Headbangers.

In 2015, this Finnish power-trio unleashed the surprise hit of the summer in their debut album, Evil Triumphs Again. Word of mouth spread like wildfire about the record’s simple-yet-supremely-evil pleasures, and Bonehunter soon became one of the most talked-about performances at Hells Headbangers’ Hells Headbash 2. The album was both a sincere homage to earliest/best Bathory and an extension of it, as if the very soul of a young Quorthon had been reborn in these far-north miscreants. Even today, Evil Triumphs Again is held in high regard by many the world over, but the best is yet to come in Sexual Panic Human Machine.

Right from the start, even with the album title itself, Sexual Panic Human Machine is a different Bonehunter and one not merely replicating past glories. For one, the trio abandon the “tribute” aspect of the debut and drive deeper into what made that ancient metalpunk sound work: hooks, heaviness, and hellish drive. For another, the cauldron-born evil of that debut gives way to a more earthly, seedier-side-of-the-tracks evil where no lust nor perversion is turned away. From there, Bonehunter dive headfirst and headlong into a raucous yet well-oiled attack that, more often than not, lands well within the bounds of shredding speed metal: the chrome chassis gleams, but the engine pumps pure, black disgust. Leaner and most definitely meaner, this Sexual Panic Human Machine nevertheless never loses sight of that devilish FUN which made Evil Triumphs Again such a modern classic. Stocked with brand-new arsenal, awaken the machine with Bonehunter!

A statement from the band reads: “Sexual Panic Human Machine is a nasty, violent slab of cyberdelic metalpunk anthems, and we are proud to be working alongside Hells Headbangers again to get this record in the hands of people who appreciate our noisy devil gospels!”

Tracklisting for Bonehunter’s Sexual Panic Human Machine
1. Intro (Awaken the Machine…)
2. Enter the Satan’s Dimension
3. Digital Evil
4. Electric Nightmare
5. Doom Desire
6. Devil Science
7. Spectre of Sex Vengeance
8. Substance Creator
9. Sexual Panic Human Machine


Chilean blackthrash magickians Invocation Spells stream new HELLS HEADBANGERS album

Today, Chilean blackthrash magickians Invocation Spells stream the entirety of their highly anticipated third album, The Flame of Hate. Set for international release on July 7th via Hells Headbangers, hear Invocation Spells’ The Flame of Hate in its entirety.

Ever aptly titled, The Flame of Hate bursts into being immediately, igniting a sulfurous conflagration from the first few notes. Indeed, this is very much the Invocation Spells the metal underground quickly came to worship with Hells Headbangers’ international release of the band’s second album, Descendent the Black Throne: harsh, hammering blackthrash imbued with that ancient filth ‘n’ fury that can only come from South America, and specifically the duo’s cult homeland of Chile. But as the album evolves, often at a breakneck pace, it becomes poignantly apparent that Invocation Spells have advanced as songwriters.

Granted, much of Descendent the Black Throne had a special magick that helped it elude easy “blackthrash” categorization – namely, through an acute balance between the bestial and more classically speed metal tropes – but the molten, even martial pulse the band employ here turns these more deliberately hypnotic spells of possession into veritable anthems of minimalism, spilling poison and black blood in equal measure, and giving new rise to the term “headbanging.” And just like its predecessor, the recording across The Flame of Hate locates that elusive middle-ground between fuck-off raw and clear/cutting, with each incensed-yet-impassioned note ringing out through the humid haze before mangling the mind with quintessentially Chilean diabolism. At eight compact songs, The Flame of Hate wastes no time and demands repeat ignition, each glowing/glowering ember lighting the way to absolute possession. The Flame of Hate burns to the touch, and Invocation Spells dare you to take this torch!

Tracklisting for Invocation Spells’ The Flame of Hate
1. Darkness Prevails
2. The Flame of Hate
3. Nocturnal Silence
4. Messiah
5. Ride the Fire
6. Evil Mountains
7. The Invocation
8. Renegade of the Light


Spanish female-fronted death metallers Bloodhunter reveal the cover artwork their second album, The End of Faith

Today, Spanish female-fronted death metallers Bloodhunter reveal the cover artwork their upcoming second album, The End of Faith, whose release date is scheduled for October 16th through Xtreem Music.

Formed back in 2008, Bloodhunter is one of Spain’s leading death metal forces. Led by virtuoso guitarist Fenris and vocalist Diva Satanica, the band released their debut album, Bloodhunter, back in 2014, where they started to create a solid fanbase around the country thanks to their strong live performances and high-quality death metal with a melodic & brutal edge.

Bloodhunter has now finished recording their second album, The End of Faith, whose lineup is completed with bassist Éadrom and magnific session drummer Marcelo Aires. The result is fantastic and will definitely put Bloodhunter on the map as a force to reckon. Just imagine if Arch Enemy would play death metal – yes, death metal, not aggressive modern heavy metal – with a much more brutal approach.

First advance track to be revealed shortly. Cover and tracklisting are as follows

Tracklisting for Bloodhunter’s The End of Faith
1. The Forbidden Zone
2. The End of Faith
3. Eyes Wide Open
4. Still Standing Up
5. Death & Rebirth
6. The Queen Beast
7. All these Souls Shall Serve Forever
8. Spirits of Sin
9. Let the Storm Come
10. Possesed by Myself
11. Crystal Mountain (Death cover)


Chicago Stoner Doom Act BURY THE MACHINES Release “Beneath My Wrath” Official Video

BURY THE MACHINES has released the official video for “Beneath My Wrath,” a song from the recently released Wicked Covenant EP. In the words of Cvlt Nation: “The driving force behind ‘Beneath My Wrath’ is a soaring amount of heavy melodic sonics that is highly addictive.” Check out the video

BURY THE MACHINES released the Wicked Covenant EP, the follow-up to the 2016 full-length Barbwalker, on June 9. Featuring three new tracks, extreme multi-tasker John E. Bomher, Jr. (I KLATUS, ex-YAKUZA) explores the extent of his mechanical abilities and penchant for creating melodic, hypnotizing songs of depth and character. Seeing release on cassette, compact disc and digital formats, Wicked Covenant will see the dark of night through Long Beach, CA based label Midnite Collective. The EP will be available on CD, Cassette, and digital formats.

In a modern culture of do-it-yourself ethics, viral videos and unfettered access to an endless amount of knowledge, BURY THE MACHINES has sought to define a new niche in a body of people and artists hungry for fresh, unadulterated material. Mapping out the peaks and valleys of sonic waves, BURY THE MACHINES discover a rhythmic groove and unique beauty amidst the uncountable tumultuous echoes of today’s world wide web of noise. Breathing life into his machines, Chicago native John E. Bomher, Jr. (I KLATUS, ex-YAKUZA) masterfully conducts movements of immense weight acting as the heart to his cables, like veins, flowing with signals as blood pumping warmth and being into his body of mechanical, electronic appendages. Ultimately seeking to return the soul to machine-based music, John has created this project as a vessel of travel to take a listener from this world to one beyond, to where his ghosts and spirits rest, Buried with the Machines.

As a one-man solo incarnation, BURY THE MACHINES has performed alongside Helen Money (Thrill Jockey), Glaare (ft. ex-Ancestors and current Buried At Sea, Deth Crux, Black Mare members), Endon and Spell (Canada). Readily available to engulf viewers in its sinister soundscapes, BURY THE MACHINES is prepared for offers including local, touring support and one-off festival appearances



Swedish DSBM Legends Shining finish new album in studio

SHINING have finished recording their tenth studio album, ‘X – Varg Utan Flock’ (“Wolf without a Pack”).

Mastermind Niklas Kvarforth comments:” It has been an ordeal of gigantic proportions, but I am pleased to announce that the recording of our tenth album have now come to an end, and I am currently working on the final visual details before this aural nightmare can be sent off to our label and fuck up your lives.

‘X – Varg Utan Flock’ is the direct follow up to our fifth album, but, as usual it does contain a few unexpected twists and turns that will send cold shivers down your spines. It was an honour to serve for two decades as the grand puppet-master and bringer of chaos.

Let there be Blood!”


URARV set release date for debut album, reveal first track – features Aldrahn of DHG/Thorns fame

Northern trees sometimes bear strange fruit. Arising from the shadow of mental institutions and personal secret corners comes the Norwegian Urarv (“Ancient Heritage”), the new project spearheaded by avant-metal stalwart Björn Aldrahn Dencker of DHG and The Deathtrip and Thorns fame. “The ideas and visions for Urarv started actually back in 2003 during a stay that I had at the local mental institution where I live,” comments Aldrahn. “It began dawning on me one evening as I was locked out on to the perimeter of the facilities to have a stroll.”

At first, Urarv was going to be a folkish song-oriented solo-project exclusively, but as time went by, those thoughts proved themselves to be much too dysfunctional, and in the end, it would take several years until it all began taking shape properly. It wasn’t until the summer of 2013, however, when enough material for a full-length album was ready. From thereon, Aldrahn sought out for fellow musicians to join his escapade of sonar expedition and relinquishment of artistic restraints. He was lucky enough to find two excellent creatures to do the drums and bass. Patricia and Sturt joined in with great enthusiasm and conviction when rehearsals began taking place later that year.

While Urarv recognizes the ancient heritage of Norwegian black metal, it also tramples across limitations. At the core of the project lies the idea of experimentation with various unorthodox tunings and curious sounds. “We want to tap into uncharted territories to see what lies hidden under the rocks and dead horses and beneath the cold vastness of uncertainty,” says Aldrahn. “We’re traveling to remote regions of metal music and mental space with this music. Although our message is one of emotional putrefaction, we want to help listeners find a way through the black hole.”

Aurum is set for international release on September 22nd via Svart Records on CD, LP, and digital formats.

Tracklisting for Urarv’s Aurum
1. Forvitringstid
2. Ancient DNA
3. The Retortion
4. Broken Wand
5. Guru
6. Valens Tempel
7. Fancy Daggers
8. Red Circle