Lik announces new album, ‘Carnage’, for a May 4th release

– March 15th, 2018 –

Launches first single and pre-order

Death Metallers Lik from Stockholm, Sweden announce their new album, Carnage, for a May 4th release through Metal Blade Records. Please visit metalblade.com/lik to hear the first single, “Rid You Of Your Flesh” – where you can also pre-order the record in the following formats:


–ltd. 1st ed. Digipak-CD
–180g black vinyl
–grey black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–white vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–red opaque/black splattered vinyl (EU/EMP exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–clear/black marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Comments Lik about the first single: “With its sheer power coming at you as a knuckle sandwich to your face, but keeping a melodic side to it, it was easy to choose ‘Rid You Of Your Flesh’ as the first single for this album. Showcasing what we’ve done in the past and a hint of what you can expect on ‘Carnage‘, it was a natural choice!”

In the dirt where fallen idols lay to rest, the maggots and seeds in 2014 spawned a new creation. This took the ugly form of Lik, which fittingly means corpse in Swedish. An un-dead creation which offers a plate of savory old school death metal. Walking the earth for three cold winters, and with the first offer named Mass Funeral Evocation in 2015, it’ll have a sister released in May of 2018. Through iconic Metal Blade Records, Carnage will reach even further in the quest to spread the beauty of imperfection.

Responsible to capture this on tape was once again Lawrence Mackrory (Darkane, F.K.U). This time things where stepped up a notch as the recording took place in the famous Dugout studios in Uppsala where Daniel Bergstrand also added some spice to the infernal stew. In the land where the craft is polished to resemble something else than brute reality, Lik has no passage as this entity is devoted to make a permanent mark in those who lay down their souls to rock’n’roll. That’s why the recipe will always, and has always been, to record as much live as possible. Keeping editing to a minimum offers a “what you hear is what you get”-experience. That’s why it feels like you’re on the spot at a live gig, rather than a calm studio environment when you spin the disc.

The new offering from the Stockholm group delivers more of what you got on the debut. It’s an effort where you can expect everything from slow and bone crushing songs to fast and furious riffs. The lyrics are once again about everything between heaven and hell, both in reality and in fiction. It portrays the deepest corners of humanity and it also flirts with old school horror.

Carnage track-listing
1. To Kill
2. Rid You Of Your Flesh
3. Celebration Of The Twisted
4. Dr. Duschanka
5. Left To Die
6. Cannibalistic Infancy
7. Death Cult
8. The Deranged
9. Only Death Is Left Alive
10. Embrace The End

Lik line-up:
Chris Barkensjo – drums & vocals
Tomas Akvik – vocals & guitars
Niklas “Nille” Sandin – guitars & bass

Lik online:
https://www.facebook.com/LIKofficial
https://www.instagram.com/lik_official
https://twitter.com/lik_official

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Cripper reveals details for new album, ‘Follow Me: Kill!’

– July 18th, 2017 –

Launches first single, “Pressure”, online

On September 15th, Germany’s Cripper will release their new album Follow Me: Kill! worldwide via Metal Blade Records! To hear the first single, “Pressure”, please visit: metalblade.com/cripper – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:
–Digipak CD (EU exclusive)
–CD
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–yellow orange vinyl (limited to 200 copies)
–cool grey marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Follow Me: Kill! is Cripper‘s fifth album, and it adds fresh, exciting elements into their music. Still, the band never forgets where they come from and stay true to themselves within the frames of musical progression. The result is an effort that maintains the heaviness and groove the band is known for, while also containing atmospheric parts, capably realized and granting diversity.

Cripper comments: “Taking a different approach with the way of songwriting this time really paid off! The overall atmospheric curve was laid down for the whole album before we even started writing. It turned out to be a great idea – we were able to create a strong density throughout the album, while the songs are more diverse than ever. A heavy, intense piece of genre-stretching metal music!”


Follow Me: Kill! track-listing:
1. Pressure
2. Into The Fire
3. World Coming Down (limited Digipak CD only)
4. Mother
5. Shoot or Get Shot
6. Bleeding Red
7. Comatose
8. Pretty Young Thing
9. Running High
10. Menetekel

Cripper live:
July 29 – Coburg, Germany – Summerblast Festival
Sept. 2 – Kleinwenkheim, Germany – Bonebreaker Festival
Sept. 15 – Hannover, Germany – Subkultur (Follow Me: Kill! release show)
Oct. 20 – Greifswald, Germany – Jugendzentrum Klex
Oct. 21 – Hannover, Germany – LUX
Oct. 22 – Koln, Germany – MTC
Oct. 27 – Markneukirchen, Germany – Music Hall
Oct. 28 – Berlin, Germany – Cassiopeia
Dec. 9 – Andernach, Germany – JUZ Andernach

Cripper line-up:
Britta Gortz – vocals
Christian Brohenhorst – guitar
Jonathan Stenger – guitar
Lommer – bass
Dennis Weber – drums

Cripper online:
http://www.cripper.de
https://www.facebook.com/Cripper.Official
https://twitter.com/cripperthrash
https://www.youtube.com/user/cripperthrash

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Entrails reveals details for new album, ‘World Inferno’

– May 2nd, 2017 –

Launches first single, “The Soul Collector”

On June 16th, Swedish death metallers Entrails will release their new album, World Inferno, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! To hear the first single, “The Soul Collector”, please visit: metalblade.com/entrails – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl
–blue grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–blood red vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EMP exclusive)
–steel blue clear vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)
–clear skyblue vinyl (limited to 100 copies – Hells Headbangers exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Entrails guitarist Jimmy Lundqvist comments: “I am damn proud to finally unleash this nasty beast, a new chapter is written for Entrails to satisfy all old school maniacs out there. Having new blood in the band, Martin and Tommy, helped making this fifth album the rawest and heaviest to date. Prepare yourself to stretch out your neck in full headbanging!”

The recordings for World Inferno started in December 2016 in Lundqvist’s Bloodshed Studio. Dan Swano once again handled the mixing and mastering for the album. Dan Swano comments: “I don’t know if I had said this before, but I say it again. Every time I start thinking about putting together some new SweDeath project, Entrails show up at my doorstep with a new album to mix, and every time I think ‘Fuck!! – What’s the point in making my own project when this is so fucking good, and exactly what I wanted to do…’ And if I felt there were some details to improve upon from our previous work together, they fix that and then some, and return with an album even stronger than the previous one. What the fuck is going on in Linneryd!? Is Jimmy cloning death metal warriors in some barn over there or what!? To sum it up. Yet another amazing slab of SweDeath coming your way from Entrails! Beyond. Blown. Away!”

World Inferno track-listing:
1. World Inferno
2. Condemned to the Grave
3. Serial Murder (Death Squad)
4. The Soul Collector
5. Dead and Buried
6. Insane Slaughter
7. Into Eternal Fire
8. Suffer
9. The Hour of the Casket
10. The Blood Breed

Entrails line-up:
Jimmy Lundqvist – guitars
Tommy Carlsson – vocals/bass
Pontus Samuelsson – guitars
Martin Michaelsson – drums

Entrails online:
http://www.facebook.com/Entrails666

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Below reveals details for new album, ‘Upon a Pale Horse’

– April 5th, 2017 –

Launches first single, “1000 Broken Bones”

On May 19th, Swedish epic doom metallers Below will release their new album, Upon A Pale Horse, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! To hear the first single, “1000 Broken Bones”, please visit: metalblade.com/below – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–CD
–180g black vinyl
–silk gray-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–dim gray-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–transparent vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)
*plus digital options are also available!

Below comments: “With ‘Upon a Pale Horse‘ we feel that we have found our sound. We have grown as songwriters and this album contains our fastest and slowest, shortest and longest, heaviest and most melodic songs to date. Making this album more diverse yet still staying true to the core of heavy riffs and melodies that is Below. We recorded ‘Upon a Pale Horse‘ in Deep Blue Studios, the studio where we recorded our first EP, so in some sense it felt like we were returning to our roots.”

Upon A Pale Horse track-listing:
1. The Plague Within
2. Disappearing Into Nothing
3. The Coven
4. Upon a Pale Horse
5. Suffer in Silence
6. Hours of Darkness
7. 1000 Broken Bones
8. We Are All Slaves

Below line-up:
Zeb – Vox
Hedman – Bass
Paud – Guitar
Berg – Guitar
Doc – Drums

Below online:
https://www.facebook.com/belowmetal
https://twitter.com/belowmetal
https://www.instagram.com/belowmetal

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Trial (swe) releases lyric video for title track of new album, ‘Motherless’

– March 15th, 2017 –

On April 7th, Swedish heavy metallers Trial (swe) will release their new album, Motherless, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! For a preview of the record, a new lyric video (by cover artist Costin Chioreanu!) for the title track, “Motherless”, can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=iyAwrsiFvoU

Trial (swe) comments: “‘Motherless‘ is the opener and title track of the upcoming release. It’s a fiery and captivating tune that serves the purpose of entangling the listener into the rest of the album. The video was created by the fantastic artist Costin Chioreanu, who uses the artwork and layout he created for the album as a vessel to give the song an extra dimension. It perfectly corresponds to our vision of what ‘Motherless‘ is.”

To hear the first single, “Cold Comes The Night”, please visit: metalblade.com/trial – where Motherless can be pre-ordered in the following formats:
–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl
–dark slate gray-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–steel blue-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–gray/beige-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)
*digital options are also available!

Formed in 2007, Trial (swe) wrote and recorded The Primordial Temple (album, 2011), which became a stepping stone from where the band was to where they wanted to be. After earning acclaimed reviews for Malicious Arts (EP, 2013) and Vessel (album, 2015), Trial (swe)‘s popularity continued to grow, and it wasn’t long before Metal Blade Records signed the band. With plans to re-invent themselves once again, Motherless promises to be another step forward in their career.

Motherless track-listing:
1. Motherless
2. In Empyrean Labour
3. Cold Comes The Night
4. Juxtaposed
5. Aligerous Architect
6. Birth
7. Embodiment
8. Rebirth

Trial (swe) line-up:
Linus Johansson – Vocals
Alexander Ellstrom – Guitars
Andreas Johnsson – Guitars
Andreas Olsson – Bass
Martin Svensson – Drums

Trial (swe) online:
https://www.facebook.com/TrialHeavyMetal
http://www.instagram.com/trialheavymetal
http://trialheavymetal.storenvy.com

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Harlott launches 2nd single, “The Penitent”, online

– March 10th, 2017 –

Welcomes new guitarist Jake Weber

On April 7th, Australian thrashers Harlott will release their new album, Extinction, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! Harlott returns with a harrowing offering of thrash metal, and a bleak interpretation of mankind’s future. A blistering assault of speed and aggression awaits those who endure Extinction, as well as a reverent journey into the power and force that is metal. For a preview of the album, the new track, “The Penitent”, can be heard at: youtube.com/watch?v=FfD0Yf2mDP8

To hear the first single, “First World Solutions”, please visit: metalblade.com/harlott – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:
–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl
–clear blue green vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–toxic green vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
–burnt orange-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)
*digital options are also available!

With today’s news, Harlott also welcomes new lead guitarist Jake Weber. The band comments: “We are psyched to announce we have found the right guy in Jake! It was never going to be an easy task, but we couldn’t be happier with how everything has fallen into place. With our new album ‘Extinction‘ due out on Metal Blade on April 7th, he couldn’t have come along at a better time!”

Jake Weber adds: “A little over 16 years ago, I first picked up the guitar & I’ve been swinging that axe ever since. In that time, I’ve played for bands such as The Murdering & Deprivation, as well as toured & recorded at home & abroad. Finally, I feel like I’ve really found my home and it’s right where I always thought it would be, playing Thrash! I’ve joined at a very important time in Harlott‘s career. Andy, Tom & Tim have welcomed me with open arms & we are ready to become the tightest, fastest & hardest working machine Harlott can be! See you in the pit!”

Featuring artwork by Andrei Bouzikov, Extinction is Harlott‘s third album and the successor to 2015′s critically acclaimed Proliferation. Recorded at Monolith Studios (Orpheus Omega, In Malice’s Wake, Bane of Winterstorm) and mastered by Jens Bogren (Kreator, Opeth, Soilwork), the album seeks to rain pure savagery upon any listener with furious riffs, spitting verses and face melting shred that are blended effortlessly with triumphant melodies and thundering groove to make a diverse and adaptable record which pays tribute to the kings of thrash metal, while making waves in the new dawn of evil. Taking what they had already mastered and pushing the limits of dissonance, evil, and atmosphere, they bring together an offering that will satisfy the bloodlust of their manic legion, and draw in the revelers of a dying breed. Containing 12 songs of pure bedlam, Extinction pauses only for the deafening silence between each blistering track.

Extinction track-listing:
1. Extinction
2. First World Solutions
3. The Penitent
4. Whore
5. No Past
6. Conflict Revelation
7. Better Off Dead
8. Violent Conspirator
9. And Darkness Brings The Light
10. Final Weapon
11. Parasite
12. Epitaph

Harlott line-up:
Andrew Hudson – Guitar/Vocals
Jake Weber – Lead Guitar
Tomas Richards – Bass
Tim Joyce – Drums

Harlott online:
https://www.facebook.com/HarlottOfficial

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Downfall of Gaia releases video for new single, “Ephemerol”

– November 3rd, 2016 –

On November 11th, Downfall Of Gaia will release their fourth full-length, Atrophy, via Metal Blade Records. Recorded in June 2016 at Hidden Planet Studio Berlin with Jan Oberg, Atrophy was mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden Studio in San Francisco, CA, and is a record about the absurdity of life and human existence – an album about the constant dialog between life and death. For a preview of Atrophy, a video for the new single, “Ephemerol”, can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=lzQCrmTgd3k

Downfall of Gaia comments: “We are pleased to share the second single of our upcoming record with you guys! ‘Ephemerol’ represents the centerpiece of the story told on ‘Atrophy‘ and captures the overall mood of the album in a visual way! The video was directed, shot & edited by Martin Neumann back in September/October and we hope you will enjoy his work as much as we do!”

To hear the first single, “Woe”, head over to: metalblade.com/downfallofgaia – where Atrophy can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:
–CD
–180g black vinyl
–black/white vinyl (limited to 300 copies!)
–clear vinyl (limited to 200 copies!)
–yellow marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies!)
*an exclusive t-shirt bundle, plus digital options are also available!

Downfall of Gaia is a dark wall, moving forward relentlessly, enveloping the listener, absorbing one’s spirit to take one into the realm of the band’s potent sound. Founded in 2008 and having undergone several line-up changes, the quartet is now comprised of the two founding members Dominik Goncalves dos Reis (guitar and vocals) and Anton Lisovoj (bass and vocals), plus Marco Mazzola (guitar) and Michael Kadnar (drums), who are located respectively in Berlin, Hamburg, and New York City. Although the group’s roots lie within the DIY / crust scene, Downfall of Gaia has expanded their sound to incorporate elements of black, doom, and sludge metal. For their efforts, the band has earned many “album of the year” accolades – and with their upcoming release, Atrophy, they will surely earn praise from media and fans alike, once again.

Atrophy track-listing
1. Brood
2. Woe
3. Ephemerol
4. Ephemerol II
5. Atrophy
6. Petrichor

Downfall Of Gaia line-up:
Dominik Goncalves dos Reis – vocals/guitars
Marco Mazzola – guitars
Anton Lisovoj – vocals/bass
Michael Kadnar – drums

Downfall Of Gaia online:
http://downfallofgaia.com
https://www.facebook.com/DownfallofGaia
https://www.youtube.com/user/downfallofgaiatv

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Denner / Shermann launches trailer for upcoming video, “Son of Satan”

– June 15th, 2016 –

The trailer for the long-awaited music video, “Son of Satan”, from Denner / Shermann has been released. The track is taken from the band’s new studio album, Masters of Evil, which will be released on June 24th via Metal Blade Records. Swedish director Owe Lingwall shot the video entirely at studio 1646 in Umea in Northern Sweden. The date for the world premiere of Denner / Shermann‘s “Son Of Satan” music video will be announced shortly.

Watch the trailer here: youtube.com

To hear the first single, “Angel’s Blood”, and a 90-second audio clip of Masters Of Evil, please visit: metalblade.com/dennershermann – where the record can also be pre-ordered in various formats!

Masters Of Evil contains 8 new Denner / Shermann tracks that continue right where the EP, Satan’s Tomb (2015), left off. Building upon the musical foundation of Satan’s Tomb, these songs cover the entire gamut of heavy metal nuances and take the listener down a mysterious path where tales of dark, supernatural fantasies are told, transporting you to places that can only be found in the most vivid, blood curdling nightmares. Fully loaded to satisfy the old fans with just what they would expect, Masters Of Evil is also injected with menacing, sinister, new surprises that could only come from the sonic DNA of Michael Denner and Hank Shermann.

The album cover for Masters Of Evil was painted by Swedish artist Thomas Holm, who also created the artwork for Satan’s Tomb – and who is very well known amongst fans for his standout pieces over the past three decades! The mixing was once again handled by Arnold Lindberg at Sound Industry Studio in Gothenburg, Sweden – who also engineered Satan’s Tomb. Mastering was done once again by Maor Appelbaum in Los Angeles, California. The vintage sound on the new record harkens one back to the days of 2 inch tape machines, long nights in dark studios, and huge consoles glowing under dim incandescent light. Once the guitars hit your ears, the unmistakable trademark guitar sound of Michael Denner and Hank Shermann is instantly recognized. Prepare yourself for a heavy metal thrill ride!

Stay tuned for more news – and tour dates! – coming soon!

Masters of Evil track-listing:
1. Angel’s Blood
2. Son of Satan
3. The Wolf Feeds at Night
4. Pentagram and the Cross
5. Masters of Evil
6. Servants of Dagon
7. Escape from Hell
8. The Baroness

Denner / Shermann line-up:
Michael Denner – Guitars
Hank Shermann – Guitars
Sean Peck – Vocals
Snowy Shaw – Drums
Marc Grabowski – Bass

Denner / Shermann online:
http://www.dennershermann.com
http://www.facebook.com/dennershermann
http://www.twitter.com/dennershermann
https://www.youtube.com/dennershermann
https://soundcloud.com/dennershermann

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Desaster premieres lyric video for new track, “End of Tyranny”, via CvltNation.com

– March 16th, 2016 –

On April 8th, German black thrashers Desaster will release their new full-length, The Oath of an Iron Ritual, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! For a preview of the album, head over to CvltNation.com where a lyric video for the second single, “End of Tyranny“, can be viewed: cvltnation.com

To hear the first single, “Damnatio Ad Bestias” – and to pre-order the record in various formats! – please visit metalblade.com/desaster

On Desaster‘s 8th studio album – The Oath of an Iron Ritual – fans can expect a barrage of uncompromising metal, that’s been perfected by the German quartet over the last 27 years. Recorded together with Patrick W. Engel in their own rehearsal space, The Oath of an Iron Ritual features 10 tracks with cutting riffs, pummeling drums, growling bass, and hellish screams. See below for the offical track-listing.

The Oath of an Iron Ritual track-listing:
1. Intro (The Oath)
2. Proclamation in Shadows
3. End of Tyranny
4. The Cleric’s Arcanum
5. Haunting Siren
6. Damnatio Ad Bestias
7. Conquer & Contaminate
8. The Denial
9. The Oath of an Iron Ritual
10. At the Eclipse of Blades

Desaster line-up:
Infernal – guitar
Sataniac – vocals
Tormentor – drums
Odin – bass

Desaster online:
http://www.total-desaster.com
http://www.facebook.com/666Desaster666

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Sacrificium Carmen Announces New Album “Ikuisen Tulen Kammiossa”

Saturnal Records is proud to present the debut album of Sacrificium Carmen, titled “Ikuisen Tulen Kammiossa” and set for international release on October 30th. Hear the first track premiere “Pimeän Silmän Goetia” below.

1. Lucifer
2. Öisen Haahkan Liekeissä
3. Pimeän Silmän Goetia
4. Kaaoksen Käärme
5. Nemesis
6. Verialkemia
7. Julman Sanasta
8. Yön Kasvot

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