Beneath Reveals “Ephemeris” Album Details

“Ephemeris” is the third full length release from Icelandic death metal titans, Benath. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Fredrik Nordström at the acclaimed Studio Fredman in the fall of 2016.

After the departure of founding member and drummer Ragnar Sverrison, Beneath teamed up with Mike Heller (Malignancy, Control/Resist, Fear Factory) to handle the drums for the album. The result is nine tracks of relentless brutality.

Commented vocalist Benedikt Natanael Bjarnason, “We are immensely proud to announce the release of our third full-length album Ephemeris. We teamed up with Mike Heller to provide session drums for the nine-track album which adds a whole new dimension to the soundscape of Beneath. Make sure to not miss the release date on August 18th!”

Guitarist Jóhann Ingi Sigurðsson adds, “Ephemeris has been a demanding album for us personally and in many ways, it represents a turning point for the band. We’ve always pushed ourselves in ways that keep us invested and engaged in our music­, and on this album, that meant making big changes to our overall sound. There are songs that are a marriage of pure heaviness and brutality, while on the other spectrum there are some very challenging technical arrangements pushing the limits of our playing abilities. In the end, we ended up with an album that feels musically multidimensional and that we are extremely proud of.”

New album “Ephemeris” will be released on August 18th via Unique Leader Records and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Constellational Transformation
2. Eyecatcher
3. Ephemeris
4. Alignments
5. Guillotine
6. Cities Of The Outer Reaches
7. Medium Obscurum
8. Amorphous Globe
9. Multiangular

Ephemeris by Beneath

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Wormholedeath Signs Licensing Deal With Helvetestromb

Wormholedeath Records is proud to announce that Swedish black metal act Helvetestromb has signed a licensing deal for the worldwide release of the album “Demonic Excrements Cursed With Life.”

Helvetestromb was formed in 2010 then under the name Skoll. During a drinking binge, three of the original four members (Sebastian “Überführer ov Sadistik Violations” Messa, Tom “Grym Ejakulator” Ahlqvist and Axel “(Piss and) Shitlord” Sjöberg) contemplated over how awesome it would be to play music similar to what they loved to listen to. The idea was formed to make punk inspired black metal you’d want to bang your head and mosh to. Next day, the soon to be vocalist (Jesper “Anal Desekrator” Tennemo) was informed that he was now in a band and it was time to start rehearsing.

The following years came with a few accomplishments and some setbacks, as drummer Hjalmar “Lord Necrofleshcunt” Klitse Kyrö was in the band, but let go sometime later. After some serious issues within the band, rhythm guitarist Axel left the band in the summer of 2014. This allowed the remaining members to step up the game. In addition, the band’s sound evolved more and more adding thrash and heavy metal power surges. By the summer of 2014, the first professionally recorded tracks came out as an EP released on cassette entitled “Helvetestromb” (“Hell Tornado”).

During the recording of the first full-length album in 2016, Skoll finally changed name to Helvetestromb. The band had crystallized into a solid power-trio with a united ambition to create a shitstorm of fast, raw and punkish metal in opposition to the modern metal scene, mixing everything they love about metal into one unrelenting, leather-clad creation of blasphemy.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Tempesta di Merda (A legion of Jesus Christs)
2. Restless Satan
3. Skitberget
4. Holy Christian Airstrike
5. The Demon Bell
6. Kloakerna under Hel
7. Bog of Eternal Stench
8. Warmongo
9. Tormentive Retribution
10. Sifting Excrements (Through the Teeth)
11. Morningstar:Whore crusher

Check out the album preview clip here:

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Wormholedeath Signs Licensing Deal With Helvetestromb

Wormholedeath Records is proud to announce that Swedish black metal act Helvetestromb has signed a licensing deal for the worldwide release of the album “Demonic Excrements Cursed With Life.”

Helvetestromb was formed in 2010 then under the name Skoll. During a drinking binge, three of the original four members (Sebastian “Überführer ov Sadistik Violations” Messa, Tom “Grym Ejakulator” Ahlqvist and Axel “(Piss and) Shitlord” Sjöberg) contemplated over how awesome it would be to play music similar to what they loved to listen to. The idea was formed to make punk inspired black metal you’d want to bang your head and mosh to. Next day, the soon to be vocalist (Jesper “Anal Desekrator” Tennemo) was informed that he was now in a band and it was time to start rehearsing.

The following years came with a few accomplishments and some setbacks, as drummer Hjalmar “Lord Necrofleshcunt” Klitse Kyrö was in the band, but let go sometime later. After some serious issues within the band, rhythm guitarist Axel left the band in the summer of 2014. This allowed the remaining members to step up the game. In addition, the band’s sound evolved more and more adding thrash and heavy metal power surges. By the summer of 2014, the first professionally recorded tracks came out as an EP released on cassette entitled “Helvetestromb” (“Hell Tornado”).

During the recording of the first full-length album in 2016, Skoll finally changed name to Helvetestromb. The band had crystallized into a solid power-trio with a united ambition to create a shitstorm of fast, raw and punkish metal in opposition to the modern metal scene, mixing everything they love about metal into one unrelenting, leather-clad creation of blasphemy.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Tempesta di Merda (A legion of Jesus Christs)
2. Restless Satan
3. Skitberget
4. Holy Christian Airstrike
5. The Demon Bell
6. Kloakerna under Hel
7. Bog of Eternal Stench
8. Warmongo
9. Tormentive Retribution
10. Sifting Excrements (Through the Teeth)
11. Morningstar:Whore crusher

Check out the album preview clip here:

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Wormholedeath Signs Licensing Deal With Helvetestromb

Wormholedeath Records is proud to announce that Swedish black metal act Helvetestromb has signed a licensing deal for the worldwide release of the album “Demonic Excrements Cursed With Life.”

Helvetestromb was formed in 2010 then under the name Skoll. During a drinking binge, three of the original four members (Sebastian “Überführer ov Sadistik Violations” Messa, Tom “Grym Ejakulator” Ahlqvist and Axel “(Piss and) Shitlord” Sjöberg) contemplated over how awesome it would be to play music similar to what they loved to listen to. The idea was formed to make punk inspired black metal you’d want to bang your head and mosh to. Next day, the soon to be vocalist (Jesper “Anal Desekrator” Tennemo) was informed that he was now in a band and it was time to start rehearsing.

The following years came with a few accomplishments and some setbacks, as drummer Hjalmar “Lord Necrofleshcunt” Klitse Kyrö was in the band, but let go sometime later. After some serious issues within the band, rhythm guitarist Axel left the band in the summer of 2014. This allowed the remaining members to step up the game. In addition, the band’s sound evolved more and more adding thrash and heavy metal power surges. By the summer of 2014, the first professionally recorded tracks came out as an EP released on cassette entitled “Helvetestromb” (“Hell Tornado”).

During the recording of the first full-length album in 2016, Skoll finally changed name to Helvetestromb. The band had crystallized into a solid power-trio with a united ambition to create a shitstorm of fast, raw and punkish metal in opposition to the modern metal scene, mixing everything they love about metal into one unrelenting, leather-clad creation of blasphemy.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Tempesta di Merda (A legion of Jesus Christs)
2. Restless Satan
3. Skitberget
4. Holy Christian Airstrike
5. The Demon Bell
6. Kloakerna under Hel
7. Bog of Eternal Stench
8. Warmongo
9. Tormentive Retribution
10. Sifting Excrements (Through the Teeth)
11. Morningstar:Whore crusher

Check out the album preview clip here:

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Khost Streaming New “Governance” Album

“Governance” from Birmingham, UK-based industrial metal duo Khost is now available through Cold Spring Records and can be heard below.. The label comments:

“Khost’s ‘Governance’ is like driving at night with your spirituality asleep at the wheel. Continuing the band’s immersion in themes of detachment and dissonance, the album was written and recorded during the Winter of 2016-17, a time of great unease and sickness for the band which nearly resulted in the death of one member.

“A hinterland of low resolution transmissions interspersed with broad concrete columns of distortion that loom suddenly from the dim landscape which devastates the listener with nearly fifty minutes of entrancing yet hazardous tectonic doom-laced revulsion.”

Governance (CSR237CD) by Khost

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Debut Single “Bennu” Posted By Tragul

International melodic metal band Tragul – featuring contributions from the Holzwarth brothers Oliver and Alex (ex-Rhapsody of Fire) – issued a lyric video for the debut single “Bennu.”

Tragul was created in late 2016 by Adrian Benegas, keyboardist and composer of the band Pergana. In addition to the Holzwarths, the project features contributions from renowned metal stars such as Zuberoa Aznarez (Diabulus In Musica) (Vocals) and Steve Conley (F5/Flotsam & Jetsam) (Guitars).

The name Tragul comes from a hidden place far beyond the human dimension describing the union between the inner divine spirit and the human being through music.

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New Album “In Contact” Detailed By Caligula’s Horse

Caligula’s Horse, a band at the forefront of Australia’s progressive rock scene, has announced the release of the fourth studio album “In Contact,” which is set for release on September 15th via Inside Out Music. A teaser clip is available below.

As with the band’s acclaimed album “Bloom” before it, “In Contact” sees vocalist Jim Grey and lead guitarist Sam Vallen collaborating closely on the music and lyrics. Vallen comments: “In our creative process every idea is scrutinized, deconstructed, and rebuilt in a way that one of us, alone, could never achieve. We’re one another’s harshest critic, but fortunately we’ve done this for long enough now that our inspiration draws us in a similar direction – we can finish each other’s musical sentences, so to speak. And we’re lucky that’s the case, since ‘In Contact’ proved to be a much more ambitious undertaking than anything we’d conceived of in the past.”

Vocalist Jim Grey adds: “‘In Contact’ has been an enormous proposition – the stories told in this album feel deeply personal, and we’ve never been more excited to share a new work with the world. The sounds on this album are dark and adventurous – but without losing the bittersweet and joyful sounds we developed in writing Bloom.”

As with the band’s second album “The Tide, the Thief & River’s End,” the band decided to hang a concept around the entire record, taking it in a direction that would end up being the opposite of its predecessor. “We decided to create a concept album, but one that came from a more personal place: one that would facilitate our creative needs wherever the journey took us” Vallen continues. “The broader concept is based around the nature of art – of what it is that sparks creativity and inspiration, a celebration of what connects us as human beings, the shared space across our many differences.”

Taking in four separate chapters, each one is dedicated to an individual and their own personal journey and how they express themselves through art. “Each of these artists are reaching for something more in their lives, and while disconnected entirely from one another, they are united by that reach: for a better life, but also for something intangible.”

Written between late 2016 and May 2017, “In Contact” went through a rapid production/mixing/mastering process encompassing five weeks between May and June. The music felt fresh and the ideas were captured at the peak of their vitality. The music on ‘In Contact’ stretched all of the bands abilities, from the frantic speed and complexity of “Will’s Song (Let the Colours Run)” to the immense scope and variety of the 16-minute album closer, “Graves.” This is Caligula’s Horse at its most ambitious and progressive.

The full track-listing is as follows:

1. Dream the Dead
2. Will’s Song (Let the Colours Run)
3. The Hands are the Hardest
4. Love Conquers All
5. Songs for No One
6. Capulet
7. Fill My Heart
8. Inertia and the Weapon of the Wall
9. The Cannon’s Mouth
10. Graves

Check out the preview clip here:

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New Live CD/DVD “Live Insurrection” Announced By Crematory

For over 25 years now, Germany’s leading gothic metal act Crematory has enthralled countless fans at home and abroad. Since 1991, the band havs released twelve studio albums, in addition to a number of live recordings, singles, EPs and compilations.

The music is based on brute guitar riffs and hard-as-nails drum grooves, replete with sinister keyboard hooks and that mix of growls and clear vocals – some in English, some in German – that is so typical of this band.

Crematory is now set to release a new CD/DVD entitled “Live Insurrection” on September 8th via Steamhammer/SPV. It captures the entire performance from the prestigious Bang Your Head Festival 2016 in Germany, and also includes four video clips in support of the latest album “Monument.”

The track listing for the release is:

Audio CD:

1. Intro 2:45
2. Misunderstood 3:47
3. Fly 6:11
4. Greed 4:37
5. Tick Tack 4:07
6. Instrumental 1:32
7. Haus mit Garten 5:23
8. Ravens Calling 4:27
9. Pray 4:54
10. Everything 4.54
11. Instrumental 2:30
12. Shadowmaker 4:44
13. The Fallen 4:26
14. Höllenbrand 3:46
15. Die So Soon 4:49
16. Kommt näher 4:28
17. Tears Of Time 8:59

Video DVD:

1. Intro
2. Misunderstood
3. Fly
4. Greed
5. Tick Tack
6. Instrumental
7. Haus mit Garten
8. Ravens Calling
9. Pray
10. Everything
11. Instrumental
12. Shadowmaker
13. The Fallen
14. Höllenbrand
15. Die So Soon
16. Kommt näher
17. Tears Of Time

Monument – Video Clips:

1. Misunderstood
2. Ravens Calling
3. Haus mit Garten
4. Everything

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False Gods Announces “Reports From Oblivion” EP

New York group False Gods will release new EP, “Reports From Oblivion,” on August 18th, 2017. The EP is the follow-up to previous debut album “Wastelands,” which dropped in the spring of 2016 and can still be heard here. The new EP’s track listing is as follows:

1. The Who Speak To The Lost
2. Spirit World
3. Reports From Oblivion

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Lyric Video For New Single “Fields Of Sorrow” Available From Orden Ogan

German power metal act Orden Ogan issued a lyric video for the new single “Fields of Sorrow.” The song is the second released from the upcoming new wild west themed album “Gunmen,” which drops on July 7th via AFM Records.

Band leader Sebastian Seeb Levermann commented: “‘Fields of Sorrow’ is a special song for us in many ways: besides the (virtual) title track ‘Gunman,’ it is the only song in Orden Ogan’s history which I wrote together with our guitarist Tobi. Also, ‘Fields Of Sorrow’ is quite likely the most melancholic song we’ve ever recorded. Lyrically, we enter a kind of ‘Dark Fantasy/Wild West/Civil War’ world, telling the story of a man who loses the love of his life on the battlefield and has to bury her right there – while the Civil War is still raging on. The lyrics show his dark, heartbreaking thoughts in these minutes, a sad but realistic picture of human existence. With its epic-melancholic chorus, modern grooves, heavy riffs and orchestral arrangements, ‘Fields Of Sorrow’ features all of Orden Ogan’s trademarks.”

The track listing for “Gunmen” is:

1. Gunman (see video clip here)
2. Fields Of Sorrow
3. Forlorn And Forsaken
4. Vampire In Ghost Town
5. Come With Me To The Other Side (feat. Liv Kristine)
6. The Face Of Silence
7. Ashen Rain
8. Down Here (Wanted: Dead Or Alive)
9. One Last Chance
10. Finis Coronat Opus

Digipak Bonus DVD (“Live Wacken 2016”):

1. Orden Ogan (Intro)
2. Ravenhead
3. Here At The End Of The World
4. We Are Pirates!
5. Deaf Among The Blind
6. Sorrow Is Your Tale
7. F.E.V.E.R
8. The Things We Believe In
9. In Grief And Chains (Outro)

Check out “Fields Of Sorrow” here:

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