CRYPTIC FOG set release date for their debut album “Staring Through the Veil” and reveal first track

Blood Harvest Records sets October 27th as the international release date for Cryptic Fog’s highly anticipated debut album, Staring Through the Veil, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.

Hailing from the American Midwest, Cryptic Fog are one of the death metal underground’s true, as-yet-discovered gems. To date, the band have only a demo to their name, from their very beginnings in 2009, but they’ve been patient and plying away at their trade to craft to twisted majesty of Staring Through the Veil. Based around the songwriting duo of guitarist/bassist Dave Bennett and drummer Dan Klein, with Klein handling all vocals, together they have delivered a work that ably balances aggression and atmosphere, performance and production.

While grounded firmly in the long-running traditions of death metal on both sides of the Atlantic – thus, Tampa as much as Stockholm – Cryptic Fog aren’t afraid to blacken to a crisp their percolating compositions, which explode and retract and then twist further, only to explode into another angle, always offering the listener some new diabolical construct to warp the mind. And yet, for however serpentine the five songs comprising Staring Through the Veil may be (read: THEY’RE EPIC), the band manage to skillfully revisit and reiterate motifs, making the 46-minute album truly a journey but, above all, a highly memorable one. And that’s to say nothing of the gleaming-yet-grimy production – as clear and precise as the playing, but maintaining the same gnarliness that underpins the album’s lyrical themes.

While they seek to eventually have a working live lineup, Cryptic Fog have at least managed to deliver a work that’ll stand the test of time, as a monument to the boundless power and imagination as the death metal artform. Begin Staring Through the Veil and take your first steps toward an unforgettable journey!

Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

Tracklisting for Cryptic Fog’s Staring Through the Veil
1. The Grand Berator Walks Amongst the Hall of Misery
2. Cast Into the Ghastly Pits of Execration
3. Cursed Oil Upon the Abhorrent Idols of Man
4. Eternal Internment of the Prolific Paradigm; Staring Through the Veil of Aberration
5. Cleansed by the Black Flame of Absolution

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PILE OF EXCREMENTS set release date for their debut album, reveal first track

In their endless quest to push and support current underground acts that perpetuate the odor of vintage death metal, on October 23rd, Memento Mori is proud to present Pile of Excrements’ highly anticipated debut album, Escatology. Hailing from Athens, Greece, Pile of Excrements was crapped into existence when drummer Shit Eater (Necrovorous, Embrace of Thorns, Chainsaw) joined forces with guitar/bass-player and vocalist Necropervert (Nightbreed, Chainsaw) with the vile intention of delighting the listener with the aural equivalent of the nauseating stench of one hundred drains clogged with foul-smelling turds and urine. And as the title of their debut album promises, Escatology is exactly that!

Pile of Excrements began clogging sewers last year with the Demo 2016 tape. In no uncertain terms, the duo laid bare their divinely depraved musical influences – Autopsy/Abscess, Pungent Stench, Master, Impetigo, Blood, Necrophagia, Mantas/Death, Cianide, Massacre, and Hellhammer – and completed it with a compulsive obsession with slasher/gore B-movies, shit of all kinds, and high-cholesterol food. But, that demo was but a mere appetizer for the filthy feast to follow in Escatology!

From the very first second “Bowel Rampage” shits itself into existence, it’s crystal-clear these refined and suave Greek gentlemen are all about the FILTH in capital – and gushing – letters. From there, the foulness just starts flowing, one rough ‘n’ rancorous rush after another. Indeed, Pile of Excrements pile high the punk rockin’ hooks so crucial to early death metal – that is, the original template laid out by the aforementioned masters – and keep the crush coming. It’s 15 almost-anthems in a tight ‘n’ taut 40 minutes, but it’s not all short/sharp/shocked: on the six-minute “Cult of the Unibrow,” the duo go relatively epic whilst keeping the emphasis on the filth…where it should be! Featuring fittingly filthy cover art by Raul Fuentes and mastering by Cruciamentum’s Dan Lowndes, Pile of Excrements make Escatology a masterclass in musical depravity!

Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

Tracklisting for Pile of Excrements’ Escatology
1. Bowel Rampage
2. Miasma Cuming Embalming Fluids
3. Made in Chernobyl
4. Hooker with a Hook
5. Graveyard Delicatessen
6. Leper Orgy
7. Escatology
8. Silent but Deadly
9. Yellow Front, Brown Back
10. Minestrone
11. Cult of the Unibrow
12. Skourkos the Polluter
13. Buttfucked by Giant Cockroach
14. Human Compost
15. Tourette Aggressor

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Finnish death metal masters Purtenance premiere the new track “Vicious Seeds of Mortality”

Today, legendary Finnish death metal masters Purtenance premiere the new track “Vicious Seeds of Mortality”

The track hails from the band’s highly anticipated EP, Paradox of Existence, set for international release on September 12th through Xtreem Music.

After returning to a five-piece lineup, Purtenance began to work on new tunes, which were recorded during the first half of 2017, and are now released as an EP that follows their trademarked heavy old-school Finnish death metal for which they’re known since their inception in 1989. Cover artwork was once again made by Chris Moyen, who’s done every Purtenance cover artwork since their debut album, Member of Immortal Damnation, in 1992.

The first track from the EP, “In the End Only Death Will Remain,”HERE.

Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

Tracklisting for Purtenance’s Paradox of Existence
1. In the End Only Death Will Remain
2. Vicious Seeds of Mortality
3. Paradox of Existence
4. Nekro Orgy

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SACROCURSE set release date for new album Gnostic Holocaust, reveal first track

Iron Bonehead Productions sets October 27th as the international release date for Sacrocurse’s highly anticipated second album, Gnostic Holocaust, on vinyl LP format.

Following hot on the heels of their Destroying Chapels 7″ for Iron Bonehead last year, Gnostic Holocaust sees Sacrocurse going from strength to strength and reaping their most ravenous whirlwind yet. Whereas the Destroying Angels EP introduced the live lineup that’s been in place for a couple years now, Gnostic Holocaust is the first full-length display of the band’s true power and potency. Here, Sacrocurse take all their original rudiments – bestial propulsion, immediately memorable songwriting, and mind-melted solos – and adds even more insanity and ritualism, more red-eyed and rabid than ever. It’s quintessential South American-style black/death witchery, but given a dosage of Ross Bay-steeped sturm und drang. What’s more, while the power-trio are just as apt to blast away at dangerous speeds, there’s expert pacing in their down-tempo death-marches, giving further iron-fisted thrust to what is truly a Gnostic Holocaust. Fan the flames of zealotry and prepare for Sacrocurse’s Gnostic Holocaust!

Check the new track “Maze of Serpents.”

Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

Tracklisting for Sacrocurse’s Gnostic Holocaust
1. Just Fucking Die
2. Jaws of Hell
3. Spirit versus Flesh
4. Endless Khaoz
5. Kirie Eleison
6. Maze of Serpents
7. Empire of Sekmet
8. Triumphant Tribulation
9. Gnostic Holocaust
10. Vengeance Consumed

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GORGUTS kick off their European summer dates

GORGUTS will kick off their European summer dates at Brutal Assault Festival in Jaromer, Czech Republic tomorrow, August 9th. Right after, the Canadian death metal pioneers will perform at Belgiums Ieper Festival, Vagos Metal Fest in Portugal, and Germany’s Summerbreeze before embarking on four special package shows, which are featuring GORGUTS alongside FALLUJAH, HAVOK, REVOCATION, and opener VENOM PRISON. After these special dates, the rampage continues with a regular tour in support of CONVERGE together with HAVOC and REVOCATION.

A full list of currently confirmed tour dates can be viewed below

GORGUTS
Festivals
09 Aug 17 Jaromer (CZ) Brutal Assault
11 Aug 17 Ieper (BE) Ieper Festival
13 Aug 17 Vagos (PT) Vagos Metal Fest
18 Aug 17 Dinkelsbühl (DE) Summer Breeze

GORGUTS
+Fallujah +Revocation +Havok +Venom Prison
14 Aug 17 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
15 Aug 17 Leipzig (DE) Naumanns (Fallujah, Revocation, Havok, Venom Prison)
16 Aug 17 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg (Fallujah, Revocation, Havok, Venom Prison)
17 Aug 17 Oberhausen (DE) Kulttempel (Fallujah, Revocation, Havok, Venom Prison)

GORGUTS
+Converge +Havok +Revocation
20 Aug 17 Wrocław (PL) Zaklęte Rewiry
21 Aug 17 Bratislava (SK) Majestic Music Club
22 Aug 17 Wien (AT) Arena
23 Aug 17 München (DE) Backstage Halle
24 Aug 17 Aarau (CH) Kiff
25 Aug 17 Paris (FR) Trabendo

GORGUTS will be performing in support of their previous albums as well as their critically highly acclaimed latest EP ‘Pleiades’ Dust’

The artwork of the EP that contains only its epic title track was created by renowned Polish artist Zbigniew M. Bielak and can be viewed below.

Canada’s long-running and much loved craftsmen of technical death metal are returning with a 33-minute song. Entitled ‘Pleiades’ Dust’ this complex, image evoking, and masterly arranged eponymous track fills an entire EP. Expect the unexpected, when it comes to GORGUTS.

In an age of a postulated clash of cultures, mastermind Luc Lemay delivers a piece of music that is conceptually and lyrically based on the “House of Wisdom”, a medieval library based in Baghdad and at the heart of the Golden Age of Islam with its many scientific breakthroughs in various fields of learning. As Luc comments: “It is a story about curiosity, beautiful minds and sadly, about how man destroys great discoveries and achievements.” Musically there is more narrative feeling as each section is introduced in such a way that every riff has the space to evolve like a character in a story.

The stunning cover art created to reflect this concept has been specially created by renowned Polish artist Zbigniew M. Bielak (MAYHEM, GHOST, ZHRINE et. al.).

Few extreme bands can boast the pedigree of GORGUTS. During their early days as part of death metal’s first wave, they created a legacy of legendary releases including their debut album ‘Considered Dead’ (1991) and its more experimental and technical follow-up ‘Erosion of Sanity’ (1993). After a hiatus of five years, Luc Lemay returned with a new line-up, which released the highly acclaimed and seminal third full-length ‘Obscura’ (1998). By then GORGUTS had been busy at expanding and redefining the language of death metal. With a new line-up that left Lemay as the sole original member, the next milestone album was released under the title ‘From Wisdom to Hate’ (2001).

Yet again the band went into hibernation, while their musical legacy continued to inspire and thrive as their native Quebec became a focus for technical death metal with acts such as CRYPTOPSY, NEURAXIS, and BEYOND CREATION to name but a few following in their footsteps. After more than a decade of silence, mastermind Luc Lemay unleashed ‘Colored Sands’ (2013) with an all-star line-up including Colin Marston (BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS), Kevin Hufnagel (DYSRHYTHMIA), and John Longstreath (ORIGIN, SKINLESS), who has in the meantime been replaced by Patrice Hamelin (QUO VADIS, BENEATH THE MASSACRE).

Now GORGUTS return with their most experimental song so far that combines all their virtues into one massive masterpiece. Lean back and listen carefully!

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Chile’s Oraculum set release date for new mini-album

Invictus Productions sets September 15th as the international release date for the brand-new mini-album of Chile’s Oraculum, Always Higher. The Oraculum brethren incubate the raging pyre within the self, as a visionary element of utter omnipotence and unbreakable will. Designers of their own fiery path, never to be crossed, neither reached by traitors or prisoners of their ego. “Our blood is living fire feeding from your shame, scenting your trepidation with ease…”

Ever aptly titled, Always Higher is a true statement of intent, following Oraclum’s critically acclaimed Sorcery of the Damned EP, released by Invictus in 2014. Always Higher stands a fierce manifestation of the primeval evil in man, bringing the principle of the conqueror as the true holder of wisdom, power, and conviction. Serving as an essential pillar in a world where the lack of spirit fools the sheep with hollow intentions and nothing valuable transcends, Oraculum hereby transcend their humble beginnings and assert their own intractable identity, unshackling themselves from influence but never forgetting the deepest truths death metal has taught them all these years. It is the full bounty of the ancient Metal of Death, fully steeped in metal AND death, maximized through sheer spirit and will. Blood and fire, Always Higher…

“Let the death metal hierarchy overwhelm the weak. We bow to none!” Bow before Oraculum’s death metal hierarchy with the new track “Lex Talionis”

Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

Tracklisting for Oraculum’s Always Higher
1. Exeunt
2. Lex Talionis
3. Semper Excelsius
4. Sphinx

Cadaveric Incubator set release date for Sermons of the Devouring Dead album

Hells Headbangers sets October 13th as the international release date for Cadaveric Incubator’s highly anticipated debut album, Sermons of the Devouring Dead, on CD and vinyl LP formats.

Comprising veterans of the Finnish underground, Cadaveric Incubator are a power-trio whose sole purpose is to bury the listener under miles of garbage and grime, sewage and sickness. Their long-gestating full-length debut, Sermons of the Devouring Dead comprises a dozen tracks of utterly ugly, morally bereft DEATH METAL of a most classic vintage – and authentically so. Forget about eras or scenes or geography; this is death metal for death metal maniacs, by death metal maniacs.

Cadaveric Incubator was formed in 2005 by Necroterror (bass/vocals) and Humiliator (guitar/vocals) with the help of various drummers who came and went during the band’s first incarnation, which lasted around two years. The aim was to create old-school disgusting sounds influenced by early Carcass, Repulsion, Autopsy, early Xysma, Mortician, Blood, the early Mexican Disgorge, and such. No fun and no political garbage usually associated with the more grinding side of things – just raw, filthy brutality and total death! But after two demos – only the first one, Resurgence of Morbidity, was released – and countless live shows, the band split up in early 2007 due to personal problems between members.

Seven years later, in 2014, Necroterror resurrected Cadaveric Incubator by teaming up with his old comrade Pentele, who he had known from the early ’90s scene – back in the deep Finnish backwoods when Necroterror played in his first-ever death metal band, Excrement, and Pentele was drumming for Carnifex and Festerday in the same area. Original founding member Humiliator was asked to join, as well, and the new demo Unburied Abominations was recorded. After several brutal live shows and a demos compilation on Terror from Hell Records, the band finally recorded 12 tracks in early 2016 for their debut album, Sermons of the Devouring Dead.

Now armed with the help of fetid fans Hells Headbangers, Cadaveric Incubator are set to smother the underground in all sorts of uncleanliness! Just a cursory read of the album’s song titles should spell in no uncertain terms exactly what kind of timeless filth there is to bathe in: “Swarming Decay,” “Horrific Festering Plagues,” “Gravestench Asphyxiation,” “Unburied Abominations,” and the telltale “Conceived in Filth,” among others. Heed these Sermons of the Devouring Dead and get swamped in gore!

The first fling of filth can be heard with the previously-revealed track “Gravestench Asphyxiation”

Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

Tracklisting for Cadaveric Incubator’s Sermons of the Devouring Dead
1. Gravestench Asphyxiation
2. Hideous Premonition
3. Cadaveric Incubator
4. The Covenant of Gore
5. Cold in Casket
6. Rite of Eibon
7. Massacred
8. Swarming Decay
9. Unburied Abominations
10. Conceived in Filth
11. The Undead Fiend
12. Horrific Festering Plagues

Altarage unleash first track of new album via an insane video clip

ALTARAGE are unveiling the first mind-blowing track taken from their forthcoming album, ‘Endinghent’, which has been scheduled for release on October 13th. The enigmatic Spanish death innovators are available for interviews.

The song “Spearheaderon” is presented in the form of an insane video clip

ALTARAGE comment: “Nothing relevant to say. There is no point. Words are futile in the raging waters of the ‘Spearheaderon’. Bizarre thoughts and filth spread, we shall move forward. Through the excess, ‘Endinghent’.”

ALTARAGE are furthermore releasing the artwork of ‘Endinghent’, which can be viewed together with the track-list below.

1. Incessant Magma (5:58)
2. Spearheaderon (3:56)
3. Cataclysmic Triada (3:33)
4. Fold Eksis (3:03)
5. Rift (4:56)
6. Orb Terrax (4:06)
7. Weighteer (6:31)
8. Barrier (4:38)

ALTARAGE deliver exactly what the underground buzz around them promised. Their second full-length, ‘Endinghent’ is bristling with black and dissonant death metal fury that immediately evokes a plethora of sinister images in the brain. Their relentless soul-crushing sound is sending the scared mind on overdrive.

Little is known about this secretive death metal collective, except their origin from Bilbao, the largest city in the Basque country of Spain. In 2015, ALTARAGE unleashed a demo simply entitled after its year of release, ‘MMXV’ generated massive interest in the extreme metal scene around the globe. This was followed by the debut album ‘NIHL’ (2016), which received high praise from critics and fans alike.

ALTARAGE return to mercilessly drag you into an abyss of nightmares and twisted meanings. ‘Endinghent’, in their own words, calls the doom inhabitants to reach a whole nothing. Welcome to this new dimension of sonic darkness.

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Bangladeshi Old School Death Metal Troop NEKROHOWL Premier New Single

NEKROHOWL plays abhorrent and paroxysmal form of death metal in the uncanniest path of legendary 90’s era death metal period. The troop consists of the members from some of the finest bands from Bangladesh, including Homicide, Nafarmaan, Enmachined and Warhound.

Toilet ov Hell premiered “Mortal Incubation” — first single from their debut upcoming EP, “Epitome of Morbid”.

“Soon you’ll find yourself clawing out of your grave again, though, because this is the kind of track that demands repeat listens.” — Toilet ov Hell

Nekrohowl originally started as a 4-piece Death Metal band, consisting of members of some other prestigious local extreme metal band. Soon they released their menacing demo and invaded Kolkata. Currently they are active as a trio and their monstrous lineup consists of Obliterator (Homicide), Sadist (Enmachined, Nafarmaan) and Warmonger (Warhound, Ex-Orator).

Track “Mortal Incubation” will be a part of their upcoming EP, to be released within a few months.

Guitarist Obliterator States:
“The song resembles ” death ” as a person / entity with sheer omnipotence and ominous wrath against mortals . It is said that , the bringer of doom and darkness shall forever reign in the realm of man . The temptation to devastate human in flesh will summon ultimate excruciating .”

Nekrohowl has done completing their AGONIZE AND EXCRUCIATE TOUR 2017, where they supported Japanese Tech Death Giant DESECRAVITY on their Bangladesh (Dhaka) and India (Shilong and Kolkata) gigs.

Lineup:

Obliterator – Guitars/ Vocals.
Sadist – Bass.
Warmonger – Drums

Artwork – Kirti Kalyan
Recorded at – Music Theater

NEKROHOWL

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Cannabis Corpse stream smoking new track of new album

CANNABIS CORPSE are premiering the second smoking hot track taken from their forthcoming album, ‘Left Hand Pass’, which has been scheduled for release on September 8th.

CANNABIS CORPSE have previously released the artwork and track-list of ‘Left Hand Pass’, which can both be viewed below.

Track-list

1. The 420th Crusade (4:29)
2. In Dank Purity (2:57)
3. Final Exhalation (2:54)
4. Chronic Breed (4:46)
5. In Battle There Is No Pot (3:26)
6. Grass Obliteration (3:21)
7. Left Hand Pass (3:18)
8. Effigy of the Forgetful (3:32)
9. Papyrus Containing the Spell to Protect Its Possessor Against Attacks from He Who Is in the Bong Water (4:27)
10. The Fiends that Come to Steal the Weed of the Deceased (3:50)

Total playing-time: 37:00

Turning a classic album title such as ENTOMBED’s ‘Left Hand Path’ into a weedy phrase would normally be punishable by having to listen to the worst of MODERN TALKING on continued play. Yet CANNABIS CORPSE not only get away with it, but the death metal and pot aficionados are actually doing exactly what their massive following is happily demanding of the Americans.

CANNABIS CORPSE were conceived out of a passionate love for Floridian death metal shared by MUNICIPAL WASTE bassist / vocalist Phil “LandPhil” Hall and drummer Josh “Hallhammer” Hall, who created the band in 2006 in Richmond, Virginia.

Sharing a penchant for marijuana, the brothers decided from the start to leave the stereotypical genre subjects of gore, splatter, and horror behind and infuse a green sense of humour into their lyrics. Meanwhile it has become a badge of honour for many of the Halls’ idols to have one of their titles turned into a tongue-in-cheek parody. And while there can be no doubt about what inspired a verbal monster such as “Papyrus Containing the Spell to Protect Its Possessor Against Attacks from He Who Is in the Bong Water”, the track-list of ‘Left Hand Pass’ may be read as a death metal quiz for sorts.

CANNABIS CORPSE immediately hit a nerve with their debut ‘Blunted at Birth’ (2006), while the following full-length ‘Tube of the Resinated’ (2008) and the EP ‘The Weeding’ (2009) demonstrated that the band was a musical match to those that they paid obviously tribute to the likes of CANNIBAL CORPSE, MORBID ANGEL, DEICIDE, and OBITUARY. With ‘Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise’ (2011), the Americans set another benchmark of keeping the old school spirit alive. Before the release of fourth acclaimed album, ‘From Wisdom to Baked’ (2014), the spliff lovers’ complete catalogue was re-issued on Season of Mist.

Now CANNABIS CORPSE are doing once again what they are best at and hammer out a perfect death metal album that combines straight-to-the-point songwriting with technical prowess. Time to fly high again with ‘Left Hand Pass’!

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