Horror God & Techne Split CD Out Now On Lavadome Productions

The new split CD from Horror God and Techne is out now and streaming in its entirety via Lavadome Productions below. This eight-track album takes great lengths to show how art can manifest if bands have the chops and perseverance to place expression and originality above all else.

Horror God and Techne each contributed four tracks to the album, all of them loaded with equal amounts of monstrous riffs and intensity. The similarities end there as each band retains their own sound and style throughout the split.

Horror God offers three brand new originals and a ripping cover of “Sinking into Transparency,” from Canadian death metal band Purulence. A true, but rewarding challenge.

Techne’s contribution to the split is surreal and proves that extreme music can rife with complexity and technicality, yet accessible to the listener. Art such as this needs no label. Techne approached this release with one goal – to permanently imprint the music – and the atmosphere it creates – on the listener’s brain. Mission accomplished.

For Techne, this release means ‘Finita la Commedia,’ as the band has decided to call it a career.

Horror God will carry on and has a full-length album coming later this year on Lavadome Productions.

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Atala To Release New Album “Labyrinth of Ashmedai” January 26, 2018

After years of turning heads in the subterranean metal scene, Twentynine Palms, CA-based sludge/doom metal group Atala are rising above with the release of their most confident album yet – the full-length crusher Labyrinth of Ashmedai – out January 26, 2018 via Salt of the Earth Records.

onjuring grit-laced sludge inspired by their barren and often oppressive desert backdrop, ATALA grips the listener with reflective, crushing doom atmospheres dripping with stoner rock and experimental influences to boot. As with their last record, Shaman’s Path of the Serpent, Labyrinth of Ashmedai was produced by Billy Anderson, recognized for his work with colossal bands such as Sleep, Melvins and Mastodon.

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Australian one-man band NEKRASOV continues to orbit between the two poles of power electronics and black metal…

NEKRASOV is reminiscent of some unhallowed Lovecraftian vault, where the dreamer meets his dream: the abyss of mind and space alike, where he compositionally depicts the hinges in the deep recesses of the mind, that only a visionary can uncover. Once revealed, it?s up to the listener on whether he or she can handle the outcome. […]

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Australian one-man band NEKRASOV continues to orbit between the two poles of power electronics and black metal…

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Sliptrick Records Signs Deal With Poison Pill

Hard rock/metal act Poison Pill signed on to Sliptrick Records for the release of the self-titled album coming November 7th.

Poison Pill was formed around the ambition to link hard hitting metal with unique verbal expressions of human frustration. This first release is a statement that has developed from three musicians of diverse backgrounds getting together sharing their visions of a modern, revitalized metal sound. The band felt there was new ideas to create in relation to the range of more traditional metal influences.

Poison Pill wants to reinvent and challenge what has become stereotypical words, expressions and messages flooding the genre. There are more subjects to touch upon than beer, babes, rock’n’roll, and on the other hand hell, war and monsters. Like the faceless external forces that surround us Poison Pill is a statement that’s not based on faces and names. It’s not a matter of individuals forming a line-up to promote their own careers, it’s about staying true to the artistic expression without getting stuck in a cult of personality. The music, the lyrics, the songs are what is important and it is also, in the end, what will attract the listener.

Stay tuned for more information on the album.

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Portland doom quartet USNEA released third full-length album Portals Into Futility last Friday via Relapse Records.

Comments guitarist/vocalist Justin Cory, Portals Into Futility was a journey for us to write, and hopefully a journey that also presents itself to the listener. The record is a catharsis of a great deal of anxiety, pain and suffering, seeking to be both an escape from those realities and a meditation on them. From the […]

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Portland doom quartet USNEA released third full-length album Portals Into Futility last Friday via Relapse Records.

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NEKRASOV: One-Man Black Metal Assault To Release The Mirror Void Via Prosthetic Records This November; New Track Streaming + Pre orders Available

NEKRASOV is reminiscent of some unhallowed Lovecraftian vault, where the dreamer meets his dream: the abyss of mind and space alike, where he compositionally depicts the hinges in the deep recesses of the mind, that only a visionary can uncover. Once revealed, it’s up to the listener on whether he or she can handle the […]

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NEKRASOV: One-Man Black Metal Assault To Release The Mirror Void Via Prosthetic Records This November; New Track Streaming + Pre orders Available

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Bible Black Tyrant Signs With Argonauta Records

Argonauta Records has inked a deal with Bible Black Tyrant to release a new album this coming February:

“We’re excited to welcome in our roster U.S. supergroup Bible Black Tyrant, an oppressive sonic endeavor that features Tyler Smith, Aaron D.C. Edge and David S. Fylstra (members of Eagle Twin, Lumbar, KVØID, Form of Rocket, Minor Fret, Wasting Seasons, Iamthethorn, etc.). Their impressive album ‘Regret Beyond Death’ will be released during February 2018 on CD/DD (Argonauta Records) – vinyl (Cheddar Brothers Records), cassette (Anima Recordings).

“Beginning with a crushing density, Bible Black Tyrant’s ‘Regret Beyond Death’ offering immediately transports the listener into the dark forests of the Pacific Northwest at dusk; conjuring images of the sun setting against indecipherable, deciduous silhouettes. The air thickens as we continue a climb along a gently worn route to an unknown, undisclosed location.

“As the journey – and the record – lengthens, we are granted a strong scent of smoke and hemlock, of moss. Fear swirls ’round us now, fusing with the clamorous chants of a distant, uprising swarm, a loaded weight of atmospheric composition. Onward, and as the album nears its climactic conclusion, Bible Black Tyrant’s simultaneously oppressive and liberating mass projects a clear message written in the smoldering ashes: ‘Walk this path with us.'”

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New Album “Random Acts Of Carnage” On The Way From Meat Train

On the 29th of September a new level of horror, fear and ferocity will be pulling into a station near you. The whispered warnings have spread through the metal underground like wildfire and now the dreaded event is upon us…Meat Train have returned. Led by a deranged anti-priest, these sinister, soulless beasts of brutality are on a crusade of carnage. They not only want to watch the world burn, they want to kill as many people as possible as the flames engulf us all.

Contagion Records have taken it upon themselves to release Meat Train’s unholy book, the bestial bible, the manual to the end of all things…”Random Acts Of Carnage.” The eleven hymns of horror that nestle like vipers beneath the bloody insanity of the cover art explore the darkest depths of human behavior. From unflinching examinations of the chapters of history that shame our entire species to flesh eating fantasies and tales of the undead, Random Acts Of Carnage leaves no ghastly stone unturned, no shadowed corner unexplored.

The tales of terror are accompanied by musical muscle of the most intimidating power. The band that Terrorizer magazine once said would make you ‘”ick to your stomach” have never been more fiercely focussed. This is real death metal – filthy, grinding, decimating death metal that will drown you in blood and have you choking and gasping for more. Featuring a gruesome, guttural, guest backing vocal performance from Svenson Groß of Fleshcrawl, a guitar sound heavy enough to reduce bodies to pulp, a vocal presence to freeze the blood and a merciless bottom end that propels the listener into the meat grinder of the relentless drum assault – this album is unstoppable.

The track listing is:

1. Random Acts Of Carnage
2. Handle With Caer
3. Eat Or Be Eaten
4. Redneck Zombies
5. Orchards of Death
6. Fear The Machine
7. Stop Killing All The Whores
8. Wolf
9. Saviour
10. Insubordinate
11. Block 11

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New Album “Random Acts Of Carnage” On The Way From Meat Train

On the 29th of September a new level of horror, fear and ferocity will be pulling into a station near you. The whispered warnings have spread through the metal underground like wildfire and now the dreaded event is upon us…Meat Train have returned. Led by a deranged anti-priest, these sinister, soulless beasts of brutality are on a crusade of carnage. They not only want to watch the world burn, they want to kill as many people as possible as the flames engulf us all.

Contagion Records have taken it upon themselves to release Meat Train’s unholy book, the bestial bible, the manual to the end of all things…”Random Acts Of Carnage.” The eleven hymns of horror that nestle like vipers beneath the bloody insanity of the cover art explore the darkest depths of human behavior. From unflinching examinations of the chapters of history that shame our entire species to flesh eating fantasies and tales of the undead, Random Acts Of Carnage leaves no ghastly stone unturned, no shadowed corner unexplored.

The tales of terror are accompanied by musical muscle of the most intimidating power. The band that Terrorizer magazine once said would make you ‘”ick to your stomach” have never been more fiercely focussed. This is real death metal – filthy, grinding, decimating death metal that will drown you in blood and have you choking and gasping for more. Featuring a gruesome, guttural, guest backing vocal performance from Svenson Groß of Fleshcrawl, a guitar sound heavy enough to reduce bodies to pulp, a vocal presence to freeze the blood and a merciless bottom end that propels the listener into the meat grinder of the relentless drum assault – this album is unstoppable.

The track listing is:

1. Random Acts Of Carnage
2. Handle With Caer
3. Eat Or Be Eaten
4. Redneck Zombies
5. Orchards of Death
6. Fear The Machine
7. Stop Killing All The Whores
8. Wolf
9. Saviour
10. Insubordinate
11. Block 11

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Axis Of Perdition Re-Releasing First Album On Vinyl

Back from the vortex of non-existence, England’s industrial black metal group Axis Of Perdition returns to remind us of the damage once done by haunted first full-length album “The Ichneumon Method (And Less Welcome Techniques).”

After well over a decade since its original release, it turns out to still possess the powers to inject sonic poison into the listener’s system, squeeze one’s stomach with cacophonous riffing, and make one feel lost amidst the sickening verses and dirty digital rhythms.

In times when the word dissonant means anything but dangerous, the twisted qualities of “The Ichneumon Method” might be a remedy for those who still seek truly extreme experiences in 2017. This new vinyl features mix and mastering done by Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio, with pre-orders online here and a September 15th release date confirmed.

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