Kaoteon Premiere Title Track From Upcoming New Album “Damnatio Memoriae”

Kaoteon, the band featuring full-time members Anthony Kaoteon (Death Drive) on guitar and vocalist Walid Wolflust (Ordum, ex-Gothmog), as well as studio mercenaries bassist Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura) and drummer Fredrik Widigs (Marduk), premiere the title track from their upcoming new album “Damnatio Memoriae”, which will be out in stores February 23 via Bandcamp.

Check out now “Damnatio Memoriae” below.

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Nordjevel Unleashes New Music Video “Djevelen i Nord” From Self-Titled Debut Album

Scandinavian black metal unit Nordjevel – featuring vocalist Doedsadmiral from Svartelder and drummer Fredrik Widigs from Marduk – premieres a new music video for “Djevelen i Nord”, taken from the band’s self-titled debut album, out in stores via Osmose Productions. The track features Troll’s Nagash on guest vocals and 1349’s Archaon on guitars.

Check out now “Djevelen i Nord” below.

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Netherbird Announces “Windwards” Single Release

After almost three years of silence, the Swedes from Netherbird return with the “Windwards” single, due to be released July 6th and preceding the band’s upcoming October 2016 album “The Grander Voyage” on Black Lodge Records.

Combining the trademark Netherbird ferocity with almost cinematic epic grandeur, the up-tempo title track has also been chosen for the first video in support of the new album. The single’s track list is completed by bonus track “Sculptors and Spectres” that does not appear on the actual upcoming album and is fully exclusive to this release.

This record features Fredrik Widigs (Marduk, Nordjevel, ex-Demonical) on drums, while the songs were mastered by Sverker Widgren. You can pre-order the single right here.

01. Windwards
02. Sculptors And Spectres

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Rage Nucleaire Streaming “A Sino-American Chainsaw War”

The black metal extremists in Rage Nucleaire – featuring Lord Worm (ex-Cryptopsy) on vocals, Dark Rage on guitars, Alvater on bass/keyboards, and Fredrik Widigs (Demonical) on drums – are streaming the second track off forthcoming new album, “Black Storm of Violence.”

The track, titled “A Sino-American Chainsaw War” is streaming below, thanks to Decibel Magazine. “Black Storm of Violence” will be released by Season of Mist on July 22nd, 2014 (July 18th worldwide). The track listing is as follows:

1. Annihilation Frenzy
2. A Sino-American Chainsaw War
3. The Deadfall Triptych
4. Goddess Of Filth
5. Ritual Murder (And Its Attendant Blessings) [streaming here]
6. Le Grand Mal De Vivre
7. Revel In Bones
8. Black Storm Of Violence

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Hyperborean Releasing “Mythos Of The Great Pestilence” Album

This May, Swedish experimental black metal duo Hyperborean will release a 2nd full-length album entitled “Mythos of the Great Pestilence” in digital format.

“Mythos of the Great Pestilence” was mixed by Magnus Devo Andersson (Marduk) and recorded in 2013 at Endarker Studio Sweden with Fredrik Widigs (Marduk) performing the drumming duties.

A cover version of the Blue Öyster Cult classic “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper” was recorded at the same time, but will not appear on the album and has been made available online (check it out below). The track listing is as follows:

1. Hail Dystopia
2. The Great Pestilence
3. Bring Forth the Dead Man
4. The Slaves of this World
5. Änglamakerskan Hilda Nilsson
6. On the Nature of Mankind
7. Ethics of the Conqueror
8. The New Paradigms Outcasts

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Astrophobos Announces New Permanent Drummer Jocke Wallgren

Sweden’s Astrophobos is pleased to announce that drummer Jocke Wallgren has joined the band as a permanent member.

Jocke Wallgren, also of Swedish black metal band Valkyrja, has been playing live with Astrophobos following the release of debut full-length “Remnants of Forgotten Horrors” in late January. He will make his first appearance as full-time drummer on February 26th at Debaser Strand in Stockholm along with Agrimonia, an event that celebrates the release of the new Icelandic movie entitled “Metalhead.”

Recorded and mixed at Garaget Studio by Erik Nilsson (Aoria, A Swarm of the Sun) and featuring session drummer Fredrik Widigs (The Ugly), “Remnants of Forgotten Horrors” follows the “Arcane Secrets” EP from 2010.

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Astrophobos Streaming New Song “Soul Disruptor”

Swedish black metal trio Astrophobos has just unveiled a brand new song from debut album “Remnants of Forgotten Horrors,” which is scheduled for release on January 24th, 2014 through Triumvirate Records.

Check out this new track entitled “Soul Disruptor” below, which premiered today courtesy of Terrorizer Magazine.

Recorded and mixed at Garaget Studio by Erik Nilsson (Aoria, A Swarm of the Sun) and featuring session drummer Fredrik Widigs (The Ugly), “Remnants of Forgotten Horrors” follows previous EP “Arcane Secrets” from 2010.

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Rage Nucleaire Releases Drum Cam Footage For "Hunt With Murderworms, Sculpt With Flies"

Fredrik Widigs of Rage Nucleaire has posted drum cam footage online of “Hunt with Murderworms, Sculpt with Flies,” which is available below and taken off the band’s debut album “Unrelenting Fucking Hatred.”

The album can be purchased through Season of Mist, and the track listing is:

1. Violence Is Golden
2. Hunt With Murderworms, Sculpt With Flies
3. The Gift Of The Furnace
4. Fields Of The Crucified
5. Endziel
6. The Sorrow Children At Mourningside
7. 30 Seconds In The Killhouse
8. Unrelenting Fucking Hatred
9. The Gallows And The Black Coffin
10. The Feeding Habits Of Homo Horriblis

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Overtorture Finishes Recording New Album

Swedish death metallers Overtorture have completed work on their debut album, which was mixed and mastered by Ola Englund (Six Feet Under, Feared). Overtorture comments:

“The recording, mixing, mastering and artwork of our debut album is finished and the album will be unleashed for mankind in the beginning of 2013 via Apostasy Records! You’re in for a lethal injection of some heavy Swedish death metal with both brutality and melody!

“The mixing and mastering duties were handled by Ola Englund (Six Feet Under, Feared), and he really did a great job making this a really heavy sounding album! We’re really happy with the end result and we’re sure your neck will say the same!

“We’ll soon reveal the tracklisting, first audio samples and the really cool cover art made by Gustav Germann (GugerArt)! Stay tuned!“

Overtorture was formed in 2011 by Magnus Martinsson, Joel Fornbrant, Fredrik Widigs, and Jonas Torndal, known from bands like Grave, Coldworker and Witchery.

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Overtorture Signs With Apostasy To Record Debut

Apostasy Records has just announced the signing of Overtorture from Sweden. Overtorture was formed in 2011 by Magnus Martinsson, Joel Fornbrant, Fredrik Widigs and Jonas Torndal (known from bands like Grave, Coldworker and Witchery) with the mission to deliver new, fresh, groovy and pure crushing death metal. The band is currently recording its debut album and has issued the following statement: “We’re very happy to be a part of Apostasy Records roster, and very excited to be working together with Tomasz Wisniewski and his team for the release of our debut album! At the moment we’re busy recording and it’s going great! It will be a kick ass album for sure!” Check out a track from Overtorture’s 2011 demo, a song titled “Slaves to the Atom,” below.

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