Vanhelgd Premiere New Song “Profaned is the Blood of the Covenant” From Upcoming New Album “Deimos Sanktuarium”

Swedish wretchlords VANHELGD have launched a stream for “Profaned is the Blood of the Covenant,” taken off the band’s forthcoming fifth full-length album, Deimos Sanktuarium.

Stream “Profaned is the Blood of the Covenant” now below:

Deimos Sanktuarium features seven tracks of crushing, yet cold OSDM. The album will be out October 12 on LP, CD and digital formats through Dark Descent Records (North America). The album will be available in Europe through Pulverised Records.

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Bury The Machines Premieres New Song “A Victim’s Tears” From Upcoming New EP “Wicked Covenant”

Doom metal unit Bury The Machines premieres a new song entitled “A Victim’s Tears”, taken from the upcoming new EP “Wicked Covenant”, which will be out in stores June 9, 2017 via Midnite Collective. The EP will be available on CD, Cassette, and digital formats.

Check out now “A Victim’s Tears” below.

Wicked Covenant by Bury the Machines

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LLNN Posts “The Guardian” Music Video

LLNN and Wovka will release the audio punishment of their “Marks/Traces” split this June 16th via Pelagic Records. In celebration of its release, today a video clip for opening track “The Guardian” comes online and can be seen below. The split’s full track listing is as follows:

LLNN – Marks
1. The Guardian
2. Swarms
3. Engineer Of Ire
4. Nostromo Falls
5. Eye Of The Covenant
6. Gravitated
WOVOKA – Traces
7. Traces

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LLNN Announces Split Album With Wovoka

LLNN and Wovoka will release the audio punishment of their “Marks/Traces” split offering this June 16h, 2017 via Pelagic Records. Pre-orders are available here, while the track listing and artwork can be found below.

LLNN – Marks
1. The Guardian
2. Swarms
3. Engineer Of Ire
4. Nostromo Falls
5. Eye Of The Covenant
6. Gravitated
WOVOKA – Traces
7. Traces

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Imperial Triumphant Posts “Breath Of Innocence” Video

New York City avant-garde metal collective Imperial Triumphant has been on a roll for several years now, moving from strength to strength with each horrifying and strange new effort.

Today, the band launches an eerie music video for “Breath of Innocence,” crafted by director Brendan McGowan, who played the lead in last year’s “Square Hammer” video from Ghost. “Breath of Innocence” comes from last year’s “Inceste” EP.

In other upcoming news, the band will make a special appearance at the Covenant Festival in Montreal on April 14th. Imperial Triumphant is set to deliver a new full-length album later this year that is currently being written.

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Kult Ov Azazel Announces U.S. Tour Dates

U.S. black metal group Kult Ov Azazel just announced the “Archons of Darkness II – Eastern Annihilation” tour together with roster mates Vesterian.

October 07 – Miami, FL – Black Kvlt Festival IV @ Churschills
October 13 – Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
October 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Millcreek Tavern
October 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Black Metal Ritual V @ Lucky 13

At this time, the band has half a new album recorded as a pre-production demo and continues to forge forward with the pre-production recordings. “Violators of the Covenant” will be the first album recorded with the new line-up and will be the first recording appearances of Hag (vocals), Necrol (guitar), Armanen (bass), along with longtime members Xaphan (guitar/vocals) and Hammer (drums).

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Nordic Frost Offering Self-Titled EP For Stream, Download

California blackened death metal project Nordic Frost is currently offering a self-titled EP for streaming and pay-what-you-want download. Check it out below, or grab a digital copy over here. The “Nordic Frost” track listing is as follows:

1. An Offering Ov Flesh 03:25
2. The Old Covenant 03:37
3. Atonement Ov Sheep 03:22
4. An Aversion to Leper Flesh 03:18
5. A Savior’s Respite 03:37

Nordic Frost by Nordic Frost

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Facedown Records Offering Winter Sampler For Free Download

You can now download the free Facedown Records Winter 2013 / 2014 sampler featuring brand new songs from My Epic and Everything In Slow Motion as well as tracks from newly released albums by Extol, Leaders, The Burial and more.

Snag your copy at this location. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Everything In Slow Motion – “Most Days”
2. My Epic – “Curse”
3. Colossus – “Beacons”
4. Extol – “Open The Gates”
5. Leaders – “Hell”
6. Hope For The Dying – “Reformation”
7. The Burial – “En-Hakkore”
8. Fallstar – “Shallow Believer”
9. Ark of The Covenant – “Parasite”
10. Altars – “Something More”
11. Those Who Fear – “(Un)Holy Anger”

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75 New Bands Added To NEMHF; Bands Now Limited To One Song Sets

The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival added seventy five new acts, a convergence of approximately 25 ongoing tours, including Paganfest, Metal Alliance and now the Mayhem Festival lineup featuring Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Machine Head, Children of Bodom, Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy and many more. Even though the Mayhem Festival is scheduled for the end of June, promoters for the festival though the opportunity to do something even more special would prove hard to pass up. The Festival starts with the kick off show on Thursday, April 18 and then the main festival which runs Friday the 19th through Sunday the 21st.

NEMHF Promoter Scott Lee stated: “We decided to go all out for the 15th Anniversary of NEMHF this year taking advantage of all the great tours happening. The addition of over 70 additional bands does pose a logistical problem, especially with equipment changes and only two stages. Therefore, we have asked all bands to limit the set list to one song a piece, except top tier headliners who will play two songs. This will allow us to be able to safely change equipment with no real delays and the fans can get everything they want. There is a good chance we could add more before the festival is over so stay tuned.”

Some of the bands will be holding contests for fans to pick the one or two songs played. The lineup consists of the following (not all bands named or included):

Anthrax (now performing just the title track “Among The Living” only)
Every Time I Die
Municipal Waste
Shadows Fall
Black Breath
Trap Them
Death Before Dishonor
The Mongoloids
Power Trip
Twitching Tongues
Suburban Scum
Rude Awakening
Antagonist A.D.
Holy Grail
Mutilation Rites
Dillinger Escape Plan
Born of Osiris
After The Burial
Within The Ruins
The Contortionist
Glass Cloud
Alpha & Omega
Fit For An Autopsy
Murder Death Kill
Born Low
City In The Sea
Code Orange Kids
Years Since The Storm
Mouth of the South
Dead By Wednesday
Ark of the Covenant
Those Who Fear
Saving Grace
Within The Ruins
Suicidal Tendencies
Sick of it All
Miss May I
Job For A Cowboy
Trapped Under Ice
Texas In July
The Plot In You
I Declare War
Your Memorial
Brick By Brick
Dark Sermon
Remembering Never
Bracewar (Original lineup)
Sworn In
The Greenery
Waking the Dead
Thick As Blood
To The Wind
Beyond The Shore
Mother Of Mercy
Rob Zombie
Amon Amarth
Machine Head
Children of Bodom
Job For A Cowboy
Butcher Babies
Born Of Osiris
Motionless In White
Thrown Into Exile

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Aurora Infernalis Festival Lineup Announced, To Feature Darkthrone Tribute

The 2012 edition of the Aurora Infernalis Festival is set to take place this coming October 26th and 27th in Arnhem, the Netherlands. This year the festival’s organizers have arranged a Darkthrone cover band with members from Troll, Isvind, and Covenant who are going to play Darkthrone’s “A Blaze in the Northern Sky” album.

The festival will be held in two venues. On Friday in Willemeen, Arnhem, Holland and on Saturday at Luxor Live, Arnhem, Holland. Tickets and info on the festival can be found here, and the lineup is as follows:


October 27th – PRIMORDIAL (Ire), AURA NOIR (Nor), MOONSORROW (Fin), TULUS (Nor), THULCANDRA (Ger) After show: A Blaze in the Northern Sky Tribute (Nor)

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