Grindmother Signs With Extreme Management Group

Remember the appearance of rather unorthodox group Grindmother some time back? That distinctive Canadian mother / son band — featuring the 68 year old Grindmother herself — has much more coming on the horizon!

The project just inked a worldwide deal with Extreme Management Group, home to bands like Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Rings of Saturn, and more. Grindmother released debut album “Age of Destruction” in April 2016, and has so far toured across the USA, Canada, and Japan, but that’s just the beginning.

Upon signing, the band commented:, “Grindmother is honored to join the ranks of Extreme Management Group. We are elated by this opportunity to focus solely on our art, while the pros at EMG handle the rest. May this treaty usher in an epoch of goodwill and Grindcore!”

Manager Mark Kloeppel added, “This band is something very needed in the world. It’s mere existence works to tear down social constraints in music, and completely encompasses the essence of the genre. I’m proud to be working with this stellar act!”

Stay tuned for more news on Grindmother coming soon!

Age of Destruction by Grindmother

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Beneath Streaming Full “Ephemeris” Album

This Friday, Icelandic death metal collective Beneath will drop the blistering “Ephemeris” full-length album via Unique Leader Records.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman in the fall of 2016, “Ephemeris” features new recruit Mike Heller (Malignancy, Control/Resist, Fear Factory) at the drum stool.

Hear the record in full below. “Ephemeris” will be released on August 18th via Unique Leader Records.

01. Constellational Transformation
02. Eyecatcher
03. Ephemeris
04. Alignments
05. Guillotine
06. Cities Of The Outer Reaches
07. Medium Obscurum
08. Amorphous Globe
09. Multiangular

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Alcest Re-Issuing “Souvenirs D’un Autre Monde” Special Edition

Released in 2007, Alcest’s debut album, “Souvenirs d’un autre monde,” marks the starting point of the French band’s extraordinary career.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of this groundbreaking record, Prophecy Productions has unveiled plans to reissue “Souvenirs d’un autre monde” in two very special limited edition formats on September 22nd.

With the release of “Souvenirs d’un autre monde” (English: “Memories from another world”), Alcest mastermind Neige forged a luminous sound that floats on the fringes of metal, yet incorporates emotions of euphoria, bliss, and nostalgia. The album has become known as one of the fundamental releases of the blackgaze / post-black metal genre, and a record that continually influences countless other bands in its wake.

In 2016, the release was selected by Pitchfork as one of its “50 Best Shoegaze Albums of All Time.”

1. Printemps Émeraude (“Emerald Spring”)
2. Souvenirs d’un autre monde (“Memories from another world”)
3. Les Iris (“The Iris”)
4. Ciel Errant (“Wandering Sky”)
5. Sur l’autre rive je t’attendrai (“On the other shore I will wait for you”)
6. Tir nan Og (Irish: “Land of the Young”)

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New Album “Ildlaante” Detailed By Antarktis, Video For New Single Released

Sweden’s metal/post-rock newcomers and Agonia Records recent signees Antarktis revealed details of the upcoming debut album “Ildlaante.” Set to be released on October 6th, the record features six tracks with a playing time of 52 minutes. Watch a video for the first single, “Svalbard” in the player below.

Antarktis was co-founded by guitarists Björn Pettersson (In Mourning) and Tobias Netzell (In Mourning, ex-October Tide). Initially a few songs were written, yet laid on ice before they ever saw the light of day. As years passsed, the idea of Antarktis was picked up once again, and what first started out as an after work side project, ventured off into a territory uncharted by the duo’s mother band, In Mourning. Thanks to vocalist and bassist Daniel Jansson (Ikhon) and drummer Jonas Martinsson (Me The Tiger, Necrosavant), the line-up got completed in 2013, giving Antarktis new life and a personality of its own.

The band comented on the debut album: “We are all extremely proud of this album and we’re excited to finally be getting it out. We’ve really grown together a lot as a band since we formed, into something where we all can contribute and write together very unconditionally. The entire album and the process behind it is very much a group effort which we think makes it stand apart from what we do with our respective other bands and projects. Our hats off to Karl Daniel Lidén for a meaty mix/master and to Emy Rojas for the beautiful art.”

“Ildlaante” was recorded between September 2016 and February 2017 in three different studios in Sweden. Drums were tracked with Alexander Backlund and Sebastian Svalland at Nailvillage Studio. Guitars, bass, vocals and keyboards at Studio Libra, while additional vocals at Ikhon HQ. The record was mixed and mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén (Breach, Terra Tenebrosa, The Old Wind). Artwork was created by Emy Rojas of Arrache-toi Un Oeil (Converge, Sunn O))) and Clutch).

The track list and cover art can be found here:

1. Aurora
2. Svalbard
3. Notes From Underground
4. Ildlaante
5. Cape Meteor, Pt 1
6. Cape Meteor, Pt 2

Check out “Svalbard” here:

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New EP “Cultus In Tenebris” Announced By Ctulu

German sea storming extreme metal act Ctulu will release the 4-Track EP entitled “Cultus in Tenebris” on October 6th in the U.S. via Static Tension Recordings.

“Cultus in Tenebris” was recorded at the same time as the 2016 selt-titled album. Ctulu wanted to reduce both these works to minimum duration while containing maximum quality. The band has never before filtered so many ideas that didn’t make it on the final release.

“Cultus in Tenebris” is a concept EP that tries to catch the spirit of Necronomicon rituals. It is a gathering of exotic weirdness, of seeing in the dark, of praising the old, capricious, mad and wild gods. This is Ctulu’s first genuine U.S. release.

More information on the EP is expected soon. The artwork can be seen here:

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Video Clip For New Song “Serious Black Magic” Posted By Serious Black

Serious Black – featuring ex-Tad Morose vocalist Urban Breed, ex-Rhapsody of Fire drummer Alex Holzwarth and Emergency Gate bassist Mario Lochert and Edenbridge guitarist Dominik Sebastian among its ranks – released the new single and video clip “Serious Black Magic.” The song is a trip into the world of fantasy and a visual introduction to the concept of the upcoming album “Magic” which is set to drop on August 25th via AFM Records.

“Magic” will be released in following Editions: Standard Jewel case, 2CD digipak edition (including “Live in Atlanta”), special Fan Box (limited to 500 copies) and black and white vinyl (limited to 250 copies each)

The Fan Box will contain:

– Ltd. Digipak (The limited 2-CD Digipak contains the bonus CD “Live in Atlanta” from the band’s ProgPower USA performance on September 10, 2016)
– exclusive acoustic CD “First Light” – only available in this boxset
– witchboard with planchette (exclusive design)
– 22 tarot cards (exclusive design)
– Listener’s companion written by Urban breed
– certificate of authenticity

The track listing for “Magic” is:

1. With a Tip of the Hat
2. Binary Magic
3. Burn! Witches Burn! (song streaming here)
4. Lone Gunman Rule
5. Now You’ll Never Know
6. I Can Do Magic
7. Serious Black Magic
8. Skeletons on Parade
9. Mr. Nightmist
10. The Witch of Caldwell Town
11. True Love is Blind
12. Just Kill Me
13. Newfound Freedom
14. One Final Song

Check out the clip here:

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Video Clip For New Song “Serious Black Magic” Posted By Serious Black

Serious Black – featuring ex-Tad Morose vocalist Urban Breed, ex-Rhapsody of Fire drummer Alex Holzwarth and Emergency Gate bassist Mario Lochert and Edenbridge guitarist Dominik Sebastian among its ranks – released the new single and video clip “Serious Black Magic.” The song is a trip into the world of fantasy and a visual introduction to the concept of the upcoming album “Magic” which is set to drop on August 25th via AFM Records.

“Magic” will be released in following Editions: Standard Jewel case, 2CD digipak edition (including “Live in Atlanta”), special Fan Box (limited to 500 copies) and black and white vinyl (limited to 250 copies each)

The Fan Box will contain:

– Ltd. Digipak (The limited 2-CD Digipak contains the bonus CD “Live in Atlanta” from the band’s ProgPower USA performance on September 10, 2016)
– exclusive acoustic CD “First Light” – only available in this boxset
– witchboard with planchette (exclusive design)
– 22 tarot cards (exclusive design)
– Listener’s companion written by Urban breed
– certificate of authenticity

The track listing for “Magic” is:

1. With a Tip of the Hat
2. Binary Magic
3. Burn! Witches Burn! (song streaming here)
4. Lone Gunman Rule
5. Now You’ll Never Know
6. I Can Do Magic
7. Serious Black Magic
8. Skeletons on Parade
9. Mr. Nightmist
10. The Witch of Caldwell Town
11. True Love is Blind
12. Just Kill Me
13. Newfound Freedom
14. One Final Song

Check out the clip here:

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Sxuperion Announces “Myriad” EP Release

Sierra Mountains-dwelling cosmic blackened death project Sxuperion will unleash the mutilating “Myriad” EP next month via Bloody Mountain Records.

Sxuperion is the project of Valdur, Weverin, and Endless Blizzard drummer Matthew S. The final nail in the cosmic coffin, the “Myriad” EP follows the musical and instrumental path laid by the 2016-issued “Cosmic Void” offering centering itself on the view of a world being governed by human insecurities through the eyes of a space traveler. When the chariot is full, it is time leave… to beyond the cosmic corridors.

Mixing was captured at the Bloody Mountain Bunker and Canyon Lodge Studio by Matthew S. with mastering by Sean Psykho Combat at the Ritual Room. “Myriad” will see official release on CD and digitally September 1st.

1. Catastrophe Column
2. Continuum
3. Myriad
4. Iniquitous
5. Unecumenical Current
6. Beyond The Cosmic Corridors

Myriad e.p. (teaser) by Sxuperion

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Sxuperion Announces “Myriad” EP Release

Sierra Mountains-dwelling cosmic blackened death project Sxuperion will unleash the mutilating “Myriad” EP next month via Bloody Mountain Records.

Sxuperion is the project of Valdur, Weverin, and Endless Blizzard drummer Matthew S. The final nail in the cosmic coffin, the “Myriad” EP follows the musical and instrumental path laid by the 2016-issued “Cosmic Void” offering centering itself on the view of a world being governed by human insecurities through the eyes of a space traveler. When the chariot is full, it is time leave… to beyond the cosmic corridors.

Mixing was captured at the Bloody Mountain Bunker and Canyon Lodge Studio by Matthew S. with mastering by Sean Psykho Combat at the Ritual Room. “Myriad” will see official release on CD and digitally September 1st.

1. Catastrophe Column
2. Continuum
3. Myriad
4. Iniquitous
5. Unecumenical Current
6. Beyond The Cosmic Corridors

Myriad e.p. (teaser) by Sxuperion

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Sxuperion Announces “Myriad” EP Release

Sierra Mountains-dwelling cosmic blackened death project Sxuperion will unleash the mutilating “Myriad” EP next month via Bloody Mountain Records.

Sxuperion is the project of Valdur, Weverin, and Endless Blizzard drummer Matthew S. The final nail in the cosmic coffin, the “Myriad” EP follows the musical and instrumental path laid by the 2016-issued “Cosmic Void” offering centering itself on the view of a world being governed by human insecurities through the eyes of a space traveler. When the chariot is full, it is time leave… to beyond the cosmic corridors.

Mixing was captured at the Bloody Mountain Bunker and Canyon Lodge Studio by Matthew S. with mastering by Sean Psykho Combat at the Ritual Room. “Myriad” will see official release on CD and digitally September 1st.

1. Catastrophe Column
2. Continuum
3. Myriad
4. Iniquitous
5. Unecumenical Current
6. Beyond The Cosmic Corridors

Myriad e.p. (teaser) by Sxuperion

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