Anaal Nathrakh reveals details for new album, ‘A New Kind of Horror’

– July 18th, 2018 –

Launches new single, “Forward!”

On September 28th, Anaal Nathrakh will release their 10th full-length, A New Kind Of Horror, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of the album, the new single, “Forward!”, can be streamed now at: – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–transparent sage green marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–transparent turquoise marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–green / red splattered vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–tropical green/black marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–gray green marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available

When writing about A New Kind Of Horror in the record’s liner notes, Anaal Nathrakh vocalist Dave Hunt is succinct in his description: “This is not a happy album, it is bitter, vengeful, sarcastic, sardonic, violent, terrified and horrified, terrifying and horrifying in equal measure. Above all, it is human, and all that that entails. It’s as sincere as we could make it.” Those exposed to the ten tracks comprising the band’s tenth full-length will be unable to deny the truth to these words, for lyrically, musically and sonically it is a punishing listen mired in darkness and seething with raw emotion. With multi-instrumentalist Mick Kenney pushing their distinctive hybrid of symphonic black metal, death metal, industrial and grindcore ever forward, Hunt draws lyrical inspiration primarily from the horrors of the First World War, contemporary politics, and the letters of D.H. Lawrence, creating one of the most powerful, timely and unique releases of 2018. “There’s a lot that goes into our albums, of course, but it all comes about as a natural result of who we are, and for ‘A New Kind of Horror‘ we felt early on that it was clearly its own thing. It doesn’t have to stand in comparison with anything, because to us it’s in a class of its own.”

A New Kind of Horror track-listing
1. The Road To…
2. Obscene as Cancer
3. The Reek of Fear
4. Forward!
5. New Bethlehem/Mass Death Futures
6. The Apocalypse Is About You!
7. Vi Coactus
8. Mother of Satan
9. The Horrid Strife
10. Are We Fit for Glory Yet? (The War to End Nothing)

Anaal Nathrakh line-up:
Mick Kenney – guitars/bass/programming
V.I.T.R.I.O.L – vocals

Anaal Nathrakh online:

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American thrash metal legends Whiplash sign to Metal Blade Records

– July 18th, 2018 –

New album in the making

Photo credit: DM Jones

Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome East Coast thrashing legends Whiplash to its ranks! Whiplash is an original thrash metal band, and Tony Portaro delivers over 30 years of power thrashing death. Comments Whiplash‘s very own Tony Portaro on the signing: “My main influences were the West Coast thrash bands that Brian Slagel brought into the limelight in the early 80′s. Without them attracting my attention in the first place, I never would have written ‘Power and Pain.’ And the fact that Metal Blade is still promoting old school thrash and believing in me, gives me the inspiration to continue creating my East Coast style of metal.”

Known for his lightning speed riffs and leads, Portaro heads a power-trio lineup delivering metal, old-school style. Whiplash exploded onto the USA metal scene in 1984, branding the East Coast with its original thrash sound. Debuting their Roadrunner release Power And Pain at Ruthie’s Inn, Berkeley, CA., they followed it with two additional releases: Ticket To Mayhem and Insult To Injury. From its East Coast thrash beginnings, Whiplash claimed its place in the metal archives.

As a New Jersey native, Tony Portaro made his chops at NY clubs, including CBGBs and L’Amour. Always attracting talent, Portaro led band members through various incarnations of Whiplash, always trying to realize the musical vision he heard in his head. Producing four more Whiplash records through 2009, Whiplash stamped their way around the globe, gaining thrash followers whose ranks still grow to this day.

Whiplash has recorded a full new album, and in order to get a more old-school sound, Portaro opted to record to 2″ tape. Also, with the advice of renowned mastering engineer, Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, Halford, Armored Saint, Sepultura, Candlemass, Anvil, Goatwhore), he chose to have the mix done by Phil Anderson, a long-time collaborator of Maor. Phil mixes on an analog board which should further benefit the project and push it in the direction Portaro is looking to reach.

Besides Tony Portaro, Whiplash consists of bassist Dank Delong, who had been recruited by Portaro in 2010. Dank Delong’s presence onstage is undeniable. Dank’s energetic and animated stage performance continues to be electrifying, as he wields his formidable bass missile-like and over his head! He is a long-standing member and VP of the worldwide metal support club, NYDM – Rockland.

Ron Lipnicki’s thrash injection to Whiplash in 2018 would begin a new era for the band on Metal Blade Records. Hailing from New Jersey, Ron’s drum skills need no introduction, coming off a 12 year run with Overkill, and before that, hitting it with Hades. With his precision guns firing, Lipnicki obliterates the kit while setting rapid-fire pace! This is thrash – this is Whiplash thrash!

Whiplash continues to bring old school thrash to a new generation of metal heads. THRASH ‘TIL DEATH!

Stay tuned for more updates on the new album, which will drop in early 2019!

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Void Ritual Premiere New Song “Given Unto The Water” From Upcoming New Album “Death Is Peace”

New Mexico black metal unit Void Ritual premiere a new song entitled “Given Unto The Water”, taken from their upcoming new album “Death Is Peace”, which will be out in stores August 3rd via Ipos Music.

Check out now “Given Unto The Water” below.

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Kaerulean Premiere New Song “The Human Conditioned” From Upcoming New Album “The Orwellian Dream”

Brisbane death metal outfit Kaerulean have dropped their new lyric video for ‘The Human Conditioned’, the first single off their upcoming release, ‘The Orwellian Dream’.

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Marshall Beck & The Totally Tough Guys Premiere New Song & Video “Do You Even Lift, Bro”

Marshall Beck & The Totally Tough Guys premiere a new song and video titled “Do You Even Lift, Bro”, which is available for download and streaming through Itunes and Spotify.

Check out now “Do You Even Lift, Bro” below.

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Aparthiva Raktadhara Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Agyat Ishvar”

Kolkota, India based black/death metal trio Aparthiva Raktadhara premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “Agyat Ishvar”, which will be out in stores July 21st through Iron Bonehead.

Check out now “Agyat Ishvar” in its entirety below.

Aparthiva Raktadhara – Agyat Ishvar by Iron Bonehead Productions

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Trappist Premiere New Song & Music Video “Victims of a Bomber Raid” From Upcoming New Album “Ancient Brewing Tactics”

Trappist premiere a new track and music video “Victims of a Bomber Raid”, taken from their upcoming new album “Ancient Brewing Tactics”, which will is due out August 17th via Relapse Records.

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Xoresth Premiere Title Track From Upcoming New Album “Vortex of Desolation”

Turkish funeral doom unit Xoresth premiere title track from their upcoming new album “Vortex of Desolation”, which will be out in stores July 22 via Satanath Records.

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Crawl Premiere New Song “Reject the Cross” From Upcoming Debut Album “Rituals”

Swedish-style death metal and crust outfit Crawl premiere a new song titled “Reject the Cross”, taken from their upcoming debut album, “Rituals”, which is scheduled for release on August 20th by Transcending Obscurity Records.

Check out now “Reject the Cross” below.

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