Thy Art Is Murder Launches New Video Series For The Making Of “Dear Desolation”

Thy Art Is Murder has begun a new series of webisodes documenting the making of the band’s upcoming fourth studio album titled “Dear Desolation”. Nuclear Blast Entertainment will release that album on August 18th.

Check out now “Chapter 1: Stories of Desolation” below.

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Thy Art Is Murder Announces New Album “Dear Desolation”

Australian group Thy Art Is Murder will release new album “Dear Desolation” on August 18th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Check out the music video for the first single, “Slaves Beyond Death,” in the player below.

“Dear Desolation” was produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, NJ. Artwork was created by Eliran Kantor.

Comments vocalist C.J. McMahon: “I feel the strongest I’ve ever felt going into a record. Coming back to the fold of our band has reinvigorated me. I missed my brothers, touring, and of course all our dedicated fans around the world who have always given us their all.

“This new record is going to shape our future; we gave it everything we could and then some. In the past, I was the weakest link and now that I have re-built myself, we are stronger than ever and nothing can stand in our way.”

Adds guitarist Andy Marsh: “Hate, War, Desolation; the trilogy series of the path mankind has laid out before himself. We are prouder than ever of our efforts on this record. A lot of time, planning, creativity and teamwork has culminated in what we think is our most completed vision yet: Dear Desolation.”

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While Heaven Wept’s Tom Phillips Retiring From Music

Tom Phillips from While Heaven Wept has issued the following message to fans about retiring from the music industry:

“The time has come to give up the ghost. I am officially retiring from touring, making commercial albums, losing myself in the music, pursuing the ultimate rigs or some elusive sound that I hear but can never reach; I’ve spent a lifetime pouring my heart and soul out through albums – when I should’ve been pouring my heart and soul out to the people who mattered the most.

“I’ve become a self-fulfilling prophecy, always trying to heal from the past, looking too far into the future, neglecting the present. I have lost so much more than I have ever gained. I am content to leave off with the anniversary show at Hammer Of Doom a few years ago and ‘Suspended At Aphelion’ – and I knew deep down that these would likely be the last things I would do professionally even as they were happening. I’m at peace with that.

“The Walpyrgus is in essence taking care of some unfinished business and it turned out the way we all wanted it to. I am at peace with that as well. I’ve spent the last couple years circling around debating inside of myself, whether or not I could actually walk away from this, and the answer is ‘yes, I can.’ I am haunted by all of the unintentional casualties along the way, and I want to convey how sorry I am to everyone who I’ve hurt – please know it wasn’t what I wanted. I just wanted to be whole again, to be the best I could be – for you. I look around at the desolation in my life and it is beyond description.

“I appreciate deeply those of you who have reached out from nowhere recently – I know not all is lost despite being in a very dark place – but that which I have lost can never be replaced. Please do not feel sorry for me – I brought it upon myself and I’m doing what I know I need to do to not make those same mistakes again. I know that I can be a better teacher, friend, lover, and human being…but I have to let go of the past and resolve the things left untreated for so long to do so.

“Sobriety has afforded me the clarity to look at all of this, but for too long I’ve been pondering instead of acting. I’ve been taking baby steps towards all this for a couple years now, but now it’s time to walk on. I want to thank every single person who ever gave a part of themselves along the way and everyone who supported WHW in any way. I kept all of your letters, emails, remember your faces and stories, I cherish the times we shared. I hope that my struggles have made a difference for even one of you out there – if only to know that you’re not alone.

“Please, everyone out there: don’t take anything for granted, communicate fearlessly, show the people you love that you do in actions and words, strive to have a positive impact on lives and the world. If you need me, reach out, no matter where I am, I’ll be there. For now…goodnight, travel well.”

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Lifeless Unveils New Album “The Occult Mastery”

Today, FDA Rekotz unveils the release date, cover art and track listing for the third full-length album from German metal act Lifeless. The label comments:

“8 new songs plus an intro full of intensity, feelings and brutality, with no doubt their best material to date. The new album called ‘The Occult Mastery’ sounds catchy as hell and invites you to a journey back to the glory days of classic death metal. This album is simply a pure masterpiece of Swedish sounding death metal and highly recommended for fans of pure classic death metal how it was meant to be.”

Vocalist / guitarist Marc (ArtWars Mediadesign) is responsible for the cover artwork and “The Occult Mastery” will be out July 7th. The full track listing is as follows;

01. Prelude Kali Yuga
02. The Occult Mastery
03. Progenies Of A Cursed Seed
04. From Chaos Our Order Shall Rise
05. Delusions Of Grandeur
06. Rites Of Desolation
07. Interlude Dystopia
08. Insanity Reigns
09. Throes Of Dawn

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Enisum Releasing New Album “Seasons Of Desolation”

Avantgarde Music just announced April 27th as the international release date for Enisum’s “Seasons of Desolation,” the spectacular and intense follow-up to “Arpitanian Lands” from 2015.

Having spent most of the last two years playing live in Europe, the Italians’ popularity has scaled up incredibly. Enisum shared stages with Nocturnal Depression, Psychonaut 4, Primordial, Blaze of Sorrow, and many, many others.

Check out a first sample off the album with the track “Snow Storm” below. The full “Seasons Of Desolation” track listing is as follows:

1. Autumn Of Melancholy
2. Road To My Home
3. Seasons…
4. …Of Desolation
5. Snow Storm
6. Balance Of Insanity
7. Nameless Sadness
8. Obscure Depths
9. Dead Star
10. Lake Of Tears

Seasons of Desolation by Enisum

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Depeseblo Posts Full “Nightmare Desolation” Album Online

Depeseblo is solo project of Dennis Blomberg, known from such bands as Down Among The Dead Men, Paganizer, and Those Who Bring The Torture.

On new album “Nightmare Desolation,” the Swedish guitarist presents 8 songs of heavy, intense death metal with a great dose of melody heavily influenced by Hypocrisy, Dissection, early In Flames, and Amon Amarth.

Mastered by Dennis “DerClint” Israel at Clintworks Studio, the album features artwork by Roberto Toderico and can be heard in full below.

1. Odious And Obscene
2. On The Edge Of Insanity
3. That Time Will Come
4. From Ancient Times To Present Lies
5. Nightmare Desolation
6. Deep Below
7. Born In Flames
8. From Present To Destruction

Nightmare Desolation by DEPESEBLO

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Abominant Releasing New Album “Napalm Reign”

Deathgasm Records will proudly release the mighty eleventh official studio full-length from Kentucky death metal legion Abominant on July 29th.

The band’s relentles new album “Napalm Reign” was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Scott Briggs and Abominant inside Velocity Studios during the winter months of 2015/16. Pre-orders are online here and the track listing is:

1. No Peace
2. Reborn Through Bloodshed
3. Iron Clad
4. Hordes Of Desolation
5. Burning Hemispheres
6. The Watchers
7. Truth Beyond Belief
8. As Evil Rears Its Head
9. The Villains Veil
10. Out Of The Shadows
11. Scream In The Night

Napalm Reign by Abominant

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Diabolizer Posts “Process The Void” Lyric Video

Extreme metal label Third Eye Temple just revealed a brand new lyric video from Turkish death metal horde Diabolizer. The track, which is titled “Process the Void,” is a pure blast of death metal and is currently streaming below.

“Process the Void” is from Diabolizer’s forthcoming album “Apokalypse,” due to be be released on July 8th, 2016 on MCD format. You can pre-order “Apokalypse” at this location.

1. Process the Void
2. Condemned to Burn in Hell
3. Temple of Demonic Torments
4. Blood Aesthetics Dictated
5. Hammer of Diabolization
6. Beneath the Skullthrone
7. Descend into Desolation

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Above Aurora Streaming “Open The Wounds”

Poland’s Above Aurora will release menacing debut record “Onwards Desolation” via Pagan Records on the 27th of May. In anticipation of its arrival, the band is now streaming the first glimpse with “Open the Wounds.” Listen in below.

“Open the Wounds” is emblematic of the entirety of “Onwards Desolation,” just as the six tracks drift from atmospheric doom to propulsive black metal, building tension and releasing it in barrages, so too is “Open the Wounds” a masterclass in tension and release. The full album’s track listing is:

1. Vortex
2. Open the Wounds
3. Descending
4. Eradication of Light
5. Sweet Poison
6. Non Salva Me

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