Grafjammer & Wrang Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New 7” Vinyl “Koude Gracht / Gramme Werf”

Grafjammer and Wrang premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the bands’ upcoming new 7” vinyl split release “Koude Gracht / Gramme Werf”, which will be out in stores later this year.

Check out now “Koude Gracht / Gramme Werf” in its entirety below.

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Grafjammer & Wrang Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New 7” Vinyl “Koude Gracht / Gramme Werf”

Grafjammer and Wrang premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the bands’ upcoming new 7” vinyl split release “Koude Gracht / Gramme Werf”, which will be out in stores later this year.

Check out now “Koude Gracht / Gramme Werf” in its entirety below.

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The Browning Premiere New Official Music Video “Optophobia”

The Browning premiere a new music video for their track “Optophobia” taken from their latest record, “Geist“.

Comments the bands ’s vocalist Johnny McBee of it:

“‘Optophobia‘ is an extremely high energy song and so are our live shows. Our photographer Marc Sharp captured that energy from our last European tour and put it into this awesome video!”

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Venom Reveals New Box Set “In Nomine Satanas” Details

Venom formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the new wave of British heavy metal, Venom’s first two albums – “Welcome To Hell” (1981) and “Black Metal” (1982) – are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general. Venom’s second album proved influential enough that its title was used as the name of the extreme metal subgenre of black metal. The band classic line-up trio of Cronos, Mantas and Abaddon recorded two further studio albums – “At War With Satan” (1984) and “Possessed” (1985) – and live album “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” (1986). Often cited by bands such as Metallica, Behemoth, Celtic Frost and Mayhem as major influences, they are one of the most revered bands of their generation. Venom are still fronted by original singer/bassist Cronos and headline festivals all over the globe and continue to release new music.

This coming May 31st sees the release of “In Nomine Satanas” via BMG – a deluxe vinyl box set that celebrates Venom’s 40th anniversary and features the original Neat Records recordings from their 1981 debut “Welcome To Hell” to “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,” the live recording of their mythical appearance at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1985. All of the albums are remastered from the original tapes with embossed covers, posters and inserts like their original first editions. They’re all now on colour configured vinyl too. The set also includes a 12“ book detailing the history of the band featuring new interviews with all three members, written by respected journalist Dom Lawson.

Of particular interest to hardcore Venom fans will be the “Sons Of Satan” double-album included within the set that features a treasure trove of unreleased demos from the bands vaults, some of which are mythical among fans who have known about their existence, but have never heard them as the tracks alluded bootleggers. Among the tracks are the earliest known Venom performances, captured where the band rehearsed in 1979 at Westgate Road Church Hall in Newcastle’s West End and featuring original singer Clive “Jesus Christ” Archer on vocals. Also included are the £50 demos from 1980, captured at Impulse Studios, alongside further demos from 1980 and the “At War With Satan” 1983 Impulse Studio demos.

In Nomine Satanas features in full:

4LPs and 2 x 2LP

– “Welcome To Hell” (Remastered from original tapes on splatter vinyl. Comes with reproductions of original poster and insert with an embossed cover.)
– “Black Metal” (Remastered from original tapes on swirl vinyl. Comes with reproductions of original poster and insert with an embossed cover.)
– “At War With Satan” (Remastered from original tapes on splatter vinyl. Comes with reproduction 6-page roll fold booklet and leather book effect cover.)
– “Possessed” (Remastered from original tapes on splatter vinyl. Comes with reproductions of original poster, insert and sleeve on mirror board.)
– “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” (Pressed on half and half vinyl. Comes with reproductions of original gatefold and inserts.)
– “Bloodlust” (Planchette shaped 7” picture disc single)
– “Sons Of Satan” (New album of previously unreleased demos. Pressed on splatter vinyl. Gatefold cover)

Merchandise

– 12” x 12” book of the story of Venom written by renowned Heavy Metal journalist Dom Lawson from new interviews with Cronos, Mantas and Abaddon. Featuring previously unseen and rare photos and memorabilia.
– 90cm x 60cm 2 sided poster of “Seven Dates Of Hell” tour poster.
– Reproduction “Seven Dates Of Hell” tour programme.
– Venom’s legions back patch.

The first 300 orders from the official store will also receive a signed art card by Cronos.

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Phil Anselmo To Debut New Band En Minor At Psycho Las Vegas 2019

Former Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo, who’s also know for a number of other bands including Down, Superjoint Ritual and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, has announced that he will debut his latest project, En Minor, at the upcoming Psycho Las Vegas event, which will take place from August 16th – 18th at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Speaking with DamnationVault.com, Anselmo says, “I will say that the darkest, heaviest, most miserable shit I’ve ever written I have not released and that’s a band called En Minor. I’ve never put it out, man. And I still… I don’t know if I’m getting cold feet or not, man. It’s not party music, it’s not good time music. People are asking me to do gigs with it and shit like that and I just don’t know if it’s going to translate the way people might envision because they haven’t heard the music, it’s so hard for me to explain it. It’s heart-wrenching shit, man. It’s very hard for me to just explain and it’s also very hard for me to… It’s tough because no one’s heard it and I don’t know if people should fuckin’ hear it, man.”

He continues: “It is, I guess, the truest, darkest record I’ve ever done in my life and I’m just not sure about it. I’m not sure about it. I think the musicianship is great, I love the band I have surrounding me… I just… When I do a project, I go 1000%. So like, with the last Illegals record, it was a death metal style, death metal flavor of the moment that was really reigning supreme when we were writing the stuff. So that’s where I went with that and stayed true to it stylistically. The same can be said with En Minor.”

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Vader Announces New EP “Thy Messenger” Release

Polish death metal veterans Vader has announced that they will be releasing a new EP later this year entitled, “Thy Messenger,” with a full length set to follow. A statement from the band reads as follows:

“VADERMANIAX!!! As announced, we’d like to present you a new VADER release. EP titled THY MESSENGER contains four of the five recorded songs, whose titles will be announced soon. The material was made in about a week in January and February at the Hertz Studio in Bialystok under the supervision of the Wieslawski Brothers. Below we present the cover painted by Wes Benscoter – the same Artist who created a beautiful picture for the cover of “De Profundis” or other bands like Slayer, Kreator or Sinister. The material will be available at the turn of spring and summer this year. Exactly at the same time, a full VADER album will be created, the premiere of which is planned for the end of 2019. More details are coming soon.”

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Vader Announces New EP “Thy Messenger” Release

Polish death metal veterans Vader has announced that they will be releasing a new EP later this year entitled, “Thy Messenger,” with a full length set to follow. A statement from the band reads as follows:

“VADERMANIAX!!! As announced, we’d like to present you a new VADER release. EP titled THY MESSENGER contains four of the five recorded songs, whose titles will be announced soon. The material was made in about a week in January and February at the Hertz Studio in Bialystok under the supervision of the Wieslawski Brothers. Below we present the cover painted by Wes Benscoter – the same Artist who created a beautiful picture for the cover of “De Profundis” or other bands like Slayer, Kreator or Sinister. The material will be available at the turn of spring and summer this year. Exactly at the same time, a full VADER album will be created, the premiere of which is planned for the end of 2019. More details are coming soon.”

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Thine Vocalist Alan Gaunt Passes Away

Alan Gaunt, the lead singer of British progressive metal band Thine, has passed away at the age of 40 after suffering from a heart attack, it has been revealed. Alan also worked as a video editor and producer, collaborating with a number of other bands including My Dying Bride, who posted the following message on their Facebook page:

“In the early hours of Tuesday morning we were informed Alan had passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. Due to personal reasons we were asked not to post any tributes but we can now. Results today rule that this was due to a heart attack. He was 40yrs old. He was a good friend of the band and helped on more than one video project they did. He will be sadly missed.

“Bye for now Alan.”

Thine released three albums, beginning with 1998’s, “A Town Like This,” followed by the 2002 release, “In Therapy” and most recently, 2014’s, “The Dead City Blueprint.”

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Mortal Scepter & Deathroned Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Split Release

Mortal Scepter and Deathroned premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the bands’ upcoming new split release, which will be out in stores December 23, 2018 via Dying Victims Productions.

Check out now the split in its entirety below.

Mortal Scepter / Deathroned – Split by Mortal Scepter / Deathroned

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Aetherial Premiere New Song “I Am Your Hell” From Upcoming New Album

Melbourne deathsters Aetherial have unveiled the first crushing single “I Am Your Hell”, taken from their forthcoming 2nd album. The single “I Am Your Hell” is the bands first release since 2015’s debut LP, The Still Waters of Oblivion.

Recorded in its entirety in Melbourne by Aetherial and mixed and mastered by Ermin Hamidovic at Systematic Productions (Architects,Periphery)

Musically, the band has taken a darker, more ominous turn which sets the precedent for the forthcoming 2nd full length album. I Am Your Hell also features a guest appearance from Joe Haley of Psycroptic with a spell binding guitar solo.

Bassist Cassandra George on the single:

“We’re excited to get some new music out, its been a long time in-between riffs! We wanted to emphasise strong songwriting and focus on the music, lyrics and visuals and I Am Your Hell simply delivers no bullshit death metal. I Am Your Hell is a haunting nightmare; it’s the voice in the dark, the face in your mind tormenting you for your past deeds – always. It’s about the stain that immorality leaves on the soul and the consequences that one has to live and die with.”

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