Extrema Featured On “Rust ‘N Dust” Metal Compilation

Italian thrash metal group Extrema, currently embarked on the 30 Years Of Headbanging tour, has been featuring on the “Rust’n’Dust” giveaway compilation with the song “Carcasses.” Check out the track below.

Extrema comments: “We’re happy to announce that our song ‘Carcasses’ out of our latest effort ‘The Old School EP’ will be featured on the ‘Rust’n’Dust’ compilation together with our friends Underneath, alongside many French and Canadian bands.”

The full compilation can be streamed or downloaded for free at this location and was created to promote the featured bands outside of their respective regions. Fans can also catch these remaining Extrema tour dates:

24.02.17 – Segrate (MI) – CSA Baraonda
25.02.17 – Vogogna (VB) – La Loggia del Leopardo
08.07.17 – Gaggiano (MI) – Grave Party Open Air

Sampler 2017 by EXTREMA

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Viletale Streaming “From The Depths Ov Mind” EP

Brazilian black / death metal band Viletale has released new EP “From the Depths ov Mind,” which was recorded at Takeout Studio and mixed and mastered by Roberto de Lucena. You can hear the full album below.

Viletale was formed in January of 2016 at Blumenau, Brazil by Bruno Jankauskas (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Alan Ricardo (Rhytim Guitars/vocals), Filipe Oliveira (Bass) and Matheus Lunge (Drums).

1. Innsmouth 01:47
2. Shattered Existance 03:17
3. Reign Upon Ulthar 03:44
4. Chant Of The Mountain 05:11
5. O Espasmo e a Sabedoria 01:23
6. Tentacle God 03:47
7. Arise, O Guardian 08:35

From The Depths Ov Mind by Viletale

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Smile Empty Soul Announces “Rarities” Compilation

Smile Empty Soul just announced the release of “Rarities,” a compilation album built out of previously unreleased tracks written over the course of the last 14 years. Due out March 10th, “Rarities” is available to pre-order on the band’s official website in multiple bundle opportunities.

Sean Danielsen comments: “I’m happy to be releasing all these songs we’ve recorded over the years that never made our regular albums. its gonna be cool to see them get out there to our fans and maybe play a few of them at our live shows”

1. One at a Time
2. Something New
3. Alone
4. Goodbye
5. This is War
6. Wasted Town
7. Whats Going Through My Head Right Now
8. For You
9. Who I Am
10. Finding Myself
11. Precious Things (Tori Amos Cover)
12. Aneurysm (Nirvana Cover)
13. Possession (Sarah McLachlan Cover)

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Shibalba Teases New Album “Psychostasis – Death Of Khat”

Shibalba cosists of Acherontas V.Priest (Acherontas), Karl NE/Nachzehrer (Nåstrond) and Aldra-Al-Melekh, producing a music saturated with the mysticism of the East. It’s richly detailed and multidimensional, while layered with chanting and broadly defined elements of traditional ritual and shamanic music.

A new teaser trailer has come online for the “Psychostasis – Death Of Khat” album due out at the end of April via Agonia Records. The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Phychostasis-Death of Khat
2. Ihag Mthong
3. Kaoshikii Mahayana
4. Aether Ananda Aiwass
5. Naljorpa
6. Reanimation of Akh
7. Five Points of Desire
8. Orgasmic Inebriation
9. Opening the shadow box
10. Svarna Khecari Mudra nom.

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Arcturus Releases “Shipwrecked In Oslo” On Digital Formats

The Norwegian progressive metal innovators from Arcturus have seen the digital release of their 2006 live DVD “Shipwrecked in Oslo.”

Originally filmed at Rockefeller Music Hall in Norway during the Sonic Solstice Festival in September 2005, the “Shipwrecked in Oslo” lineup of Arcturus features Mayhem drummer Hellhammer, Tore More Skitliv, and Knut Magne Valle, Sverd, and Skoll from Ulver.

The live show includes a set list of tracks that span the band’s storied career as one of the most original, daring, and forward-thinking entities in progressive metal. “Shipwrecked in Oslo” is now available worldwide via Bandcamp, ITunes, Amazon Music, and Spotify.

1. Ad Absurdum
2. Nightmare Heaven
3. Shipwrecked Frontier Pioneer
4. Alone
5. Deception Genesis
6. The Chaos Path
7. Tore Guitar Solo
8. Deamonpainter
9. Nocturnal Vision Revisited
10. Painting My Horror
11. Steinar Keyboard Solo
12. Hufsa
13. Master of Disguise
14. White Noise Monster
15. Reflections
16. Raudt og svart

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Afterbirth Signs With Unique Leader Records

New York progressive/brutal death metal group Afterbirth – featuring within its ranks members of Helmet, Artificial Brain, and Buckshot Facelift – is the latest addition to the Unique Leader Records roster.

Comments the band: “Afterbirth is extremely pleased to announce that we’ve signed with Unique Leader Records, one of the most legendary and long-running labels in the death metal underground. We couldn’t be happier to be part of the Unique Leader tradition and its growing roster of some of the most intense and brutal bands operating in extreme music today.”

Details of the band’s forthcoming new full-length to be announced in the coming months. Unique Leader also issued this history on the group:

“Among the earliest purveyors of brutal death metal, Afterbirth was forged on Long Island, New York during the Summer of 1993. The following year, the band release the Psychopathic Embryotomy studio demo which has since become something of a cult-like classic among the extreme metal underground. Due to various issues among its members however, Afterbirth disbanded shortly thereafter the recording.

“Fast forward almost twenty years to 2013: Setting aside the differences that might have contributed to their initial demise, Afterbirth reformed, rehearsing their older songs and crafting new material that not only drew upon their earlier work but also highlighted their collective musical evolution.

“Afterbirth racked a new demo simply titled ‘2014 Demo,’ which showcased their sharpened and honed musical prowess. It wasn’t long before the band was road blocked yet again as longtime founding front man Matt Duncan was asked to leave due to numerous creative, personal, and musical differences.

“The three remaining members — guitarist Cody Drasser, bassist David Case (Helmet), and drummer Keith Harris decided to continue on as a three-piece instrumental unit for the time, descending into an extremely rich and productive period of songwriting, The band would toil away in obscurity as a trio before joining forces with vocalist Will Smith of Artificial Brain and Buckshot Facelift. Smith’s inhuman gutturals harken back to Afterbirth’s brutal death metal roots, while his impressive shrieking, hardcore bark and unearthly vocal techniques add much needed depth and color to the band’s ever-increasing sonic palette.”

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Sauron Posts “The Baltic Fog” Album Re-Release

Polish pagan black metal group Sauron today unveils remastered classic “The Baltic Fog” online via the YouTube stream below. Originally recorded and released in 1995 at ZSE Studio in Radom, Poland, the new LP version will be limited to 200 copies and released through Wheelwright Productions on March 3rd.

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Zeal & Ardor Posts Full “Devil Is Fine” Album

Zeal & Ardor, the brainchild of Manuel Gagneux mixing multiple disparate genres such as black metal and blues, sprung up from the underground in 2016.

After an initial limited run self-release, the “Devil Is Fine” album is now being unleashed upon the world on a global scale of February 24th (read our review here).

With that release date nearly here, today the full album is online for pre-listening below. If you missed it, a new song not included on the album has also been released via a live video – check out “Don’t You Dare” at this location.

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Virulent Depravity Streams “Beyond The Point Of No Return”

Newly formed technical death metal overlords Virulent Depravity recently announced the upcoming release of debut album, “Fruit of the Poisoned Tree,” which will see release on April 14th through The Artisan Era Records.

Today, the group unleashes a scorching new single called “Beyond the Point of No Return.” Pre-orders are also online for the impending album over here.

1. Serpentine Messiah
2. Spineless Obedience
3. Your Demise
4. Desecrating Eden
5. Fruit of the Poisoned Tree
6. Bad Drug
7. Beyond the Point of No Return
8. Only Human
9. Mechanized Defilement
10. Crushed by Futuristic Filth

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Virulent Depravity Streams “Beyond The Point Of No Return”

Newly formed technical death metal overlords Virulent Depravity recently announced the upcoming release of debut album, “Fruit of the Poisoned Tree,” which will see release on April 14th through The Artisan Era Records.

Today, the group unleashes a scorching new single called “Beyond the Point of No Return.” Pre-orders are also online for the impending album over here.

1. Serpentine Messiah
2. Spineless Obedience
3. Your Demise
4. Desecrating Eden
5. Fruit of the Poisoned Tree
6. Bad Drug
7. Beyond the Point of No Return
8. Only Human
9. Mechanized Defilement
10. Crushed by Futuristic Filth

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