Akercocke Premieres Trailer For New Album “Renaissance In Extremis”

The official trailer for “Renaissance In Extremis”, the sixth full-length album from London’s death metal outfit Akercocke, can be seen below. Due on August 25 via Peaceville Records, the disc was mixed by Neil Kernon (Nile, Deicide) and mastered by Alan Douches (Death, Misfits, Cro-Mags) at West West Side Music.

Describes the label Akercocke’s forthcoming release:

“A comprehensive reinvention and expansion of the band’s multifarious sound, Renaissance In Extremis delivers euphoric force and mind-boggling weirdness. There are scything thrash and death metal riffs in abundance, plus warped but elegant melodies and clouds of ugly dissonance; moments of unsettling calm and quiet. Renaissance In Extremis is a bold, bullish and belligerent statement of creative intent: metal’s dark spirit reborn in an explosion of bright ideas and inspirational fury.”

“Renaissance In Extremis” track listing:

01. Disappear
02. Unbound By Sin
03. Insentience
04. First To Leave The Funeral
05. Familiar Ghosts
06. A Final Glance Back Before Departing
07. One Chapter Closing For Another To Begin
08. Inner Sanctum
09. A Particularly Cold Sept

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Video Clip For New Song “Serpentine” Posted By Nightmare

French metal group Nightmare – featuring new vocalist Maggy Luyten – released the new song “Serpentine” as a video clip available in the player below. The song is the second single from the new album “Dead Sun,” which will be issued on November 25th via AFM Records.

“Dead Sun” was produced and mixed by Joost Van Den Broek at Sandlane Studios in The Netherlands, and recorded at Noise Factory Studio in Belgium with Gerald Jans behind the desk.

The track list for “Dead Sun” is:

1. Infected
2. Of Sleepless mind
3. Tangled In The Roots
4. Red Marble & Gold
5. Ikarus (see music video here)
6. Indifference
7. Dead Sun
8. Seeds Of Agony
9. Inner Sanctum
10. Serpentine
11. Starry Skies Gone Black

Check out “Serpentine” here:

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Inner Sanctum Posts Behind-The-Scenes “9th Sphere” Footage

German outfit Inner Sanctum just released some behind-the-scenes footage from a previous music video shoot, which can be seen below.

The band comments: “… and from the bottom of our long-forgotten archives rises this juvenile masterpiece: The making-of for our music video ‘9th Sphere.’ We hope you’ll enjoy this as much as we did.”

If you haven’t seen it, the full music video for the “9th Sphere” track is still available for viewing at this location.

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Akercocke Premieres New Song “Inner Sanctum” On Radio 1 Rock Show

Akercocke has premiered a brand new song entitled “Inner Sanctum” on the Radio 1 Rock Show, which is the first new song since the band’s dissolution in 2012 and the band’s last album “Antichrist” (2007).

Check out now “Inner Sanctum” below.

States Akercocke on Facebook:

“Akercocke followers…should that be Akerytes?
Thank you for all of the warmth and enthusiasm you have shared since our return has become apparent. At GoM HQ, we are delighted to read your messages and posts supporting our endeavours.
We have launched some official band pages which can be found here – www.akercocke.co.uk.
Our web presence will grow over the coming days with announcements, reports, merch and media to share.
For now, there’s nothing more to say beyond thank you all once again.

Simon Magus & Akercocke”

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Inner Sanctum Posts “Metric Genesis” Album Preview

Inner Sanctum (the German one, not the Indian one) today releases a preview of upcoming album “Metric Genesis” by unleashing the track “Machine Made God,” which can be heard below. The band also comments:

“Since Playboy has recently announced to give up showing pictures of naked people, we also want to keep our erotic pictures private. Just the way Hugh would want us to. But to keep you satisfied, we have nevertheless decided to comfort you with something special. Feel aroused and enjoy the exceptional official teaser of our upcoming album.”

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Inner Sanctum Finally Releases New Album “Legions Awake”

Five years after the “Provenance” EP (reviewed here), India’s Inner Sanctum is finally back with a new album titled “Legions Awake.” You can check out three tracks off the release below, and the band also comments:

“The new album ‘Legions Awake’ gave us such a great opportunity to work with some of the best in the business! We managed to get James Murphy (Death, Testament) , Christopher Amott (Arch enemy and Armageddon) and Dan Mongrain (Voivod and Martyr) to actually do a solo trade off on ‘Existence Denied’. Each of these legends have such unique/trademark styles and these styles translated so beautifully on the track. Another highlight for us was working with Roman Ruminski from Germany. He is responsible for all the orchestral arrangements on the album. His project ‘Acherontic Dawn’ is nothing short of epic.”

The full track listing is as follows:

1. Incipiens 01:54
2. Wake of Destruction 04:28
3. Reflections of the Past 04:36
4. Realms of Oblivion 03:39
5. Legions Awake 04:34
6. Tainted Soils 04:36
7. March of the Wounded 05:48
8. Existence Denied (with Guest Solos) 05:48
9. Guardian 05:18

Legions Awake by Inner Sanctum

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Sacral Rage Streams New Track “En Cima Del Mal”

Sacral Rage today premieres “En Cima Del Mal” online, which is the first track off the upcoming album “Illusions in Infinite Void.”

Give the song a listen below, courtesy of a stream hosted by Stereogum.com. Sacral Rage’s “Illusions in Infinite Void” will drop on March 10th, 2015 via Cruz Del Sur Music. The track listing is:

1. Harbinger
2. En Cima Del Mal
3. Lost Chapter E.: Sutratma
4. Panic in Urals (Burning Skies)
5. Waltz in Madness
6. Into Mental East
7. Inner Sanctum Asylum
8. A Tyrannous Revolt
9. Lost Chapter E.: Amarna’s Reign

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Sacral Rage Reveals “Illusions In Infinite Void”

Sacral Rage’s “Illusions in Infinite Void” will drop on March 10th, 2015 via Cruz Del Sur Music. The label comments:

“‘Illusions in Infinite Void” is a monumental piece of metal from start to finish. Indeed it’s an ever-changing metal vortex with countless rhythmic-changes and no weak moments, a tense state of aggression in which singer Dimitri’s excellent performance and the textured guitar lines stand out.

“The Greek band plays U.S. style metal with some European influences. Acts such as Jag Panzer, Annihilator, Mercyful Fate, Judas Priest, Watchtower, and Rush are major influences. Lyrics about horror, supernatural, dark fantasy, soul searching, forbidden religions, perfectly match the band’s dark, aggressive, technical and paranoid music.

“On ‘Illusions in Infinite Void,’ the band proves to be more than just a mere replica of the most influential bands of the Golden Age of (especially) U.S. metal. Hand in hand with a granitic rhythmic session, their songs turn, change and evolve endlessly into a wide variety of riffs, screams and roars! Sacral Rage has undoubtedly written one of the most inspired releases of 2015.”

1. Harbinger
2. En Cima Del Mal
3. Lost Chapter E.: Sutratma
4. Panic in Urals (Burning Skies)
5. Waltz in Madness
6. Into Mental East
7. Inner Sanctum Asylum
8. A Tyrannous Revolt
9. Lost Chapter E.: Amarna’s Reign

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Inner Sanctum Posts “Wake Of Destruction” Lyric Video

It’s been six years since India’s Inner Sanctum released the very promising “Provenance” EP (read our review here), and now the band finally has a follow-up on the horizon.

The “Legions Awake” full-length is due out in March, and today to celebrate the impending release a lyric video has come online for new song “Wake Of Destruction.” The video was directed and animated by Igor Omodei, while the track was mixed and mastered by Lasse Lammert at LSD Studios.

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Synkvervet Streaming New Song “The Horde”

Symphonic black metal outfit Synkvervet is streaming new track “The Horde,” which comes off the “Trollspeil” album and can be heard below. The full album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Horns of Vengeance
2. The Horde
3. Breathtaking
4. Inner Sanctum
5. Marenatt
6. Ektet i Elven
7. Hulderlokk
8. Clearwater Diamonds
9. Angelfall
10. Vandrer Heden

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